The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents is calling on state lawmakers to address grave inequities in the state’s funding formula for public education.
To bring attention to the financial cliff school systems statewide are fast approaching, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents will hold three public forums across the state on Tuesday January 8, 2019. The forums will begin at 6 p.m. and feature panel discussions with state and local educational leaders. The forums are open to the public.
“We must find ways to expand access to educational opportunities for all our students, teach viable work-related skills, and most importantly, insure we include students in the bottom of the income bracket,” said Tom Scott, executive director of M.A.S.S. “The Massachusetts economy is dependent on all of us to insure all students have the skill set for today’s workplace.”
M.A.S.S. will hold public forums at Fitchburg State University, Malden High School, and New Bedford Middle School on Tuesday January 8th at 6 p.m. to bring attention to the inequities in our schools.
Malden High School will host the communities of Saugus, Peabody, Gloucester, Medford, Woburn, Waltham, Methuen, Amesbury, Melrose and surrounding towns.
Fitchburg State University will host the communities of Worcester, Framingham, Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, Clinton, Hudson, Ayer-Shirley, Winchendon, Ashburnham/Westminster, Athol, & surrounding towns.
New Bedford Keith Middle Schoolwill host the communities of Wareham, Barnstable, Dennis-Yarmouth,Freetown-Lakeville, Middleborough, Dighton-Rehoboth, Dartmouth, Fairhaven,Bourque, Carver, Somerset, Seekonk, Attleboro, Randolph. Stoughton,Bridgewater, Holbrook and surrounding towns.
The mechanism the state uses to provide students with equitable access to educational opportunities is obsolete. It must be revised to meet the expectations of today’s economy. M.A.S.S. is organizing these events statewide to bring needed attention to this issue.