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When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, Massachusetts  01434
United States
Contact: Susan McLaughlin

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MASBO FY18 Fall Institute

“Engaging K12 Stakeholders around Public School Finance

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Devens Common Center

31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 


MASBO is pleased to present the following program. We hope the MASBO members and guests find the program informative and helpful. 


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Registration - Coffee and Networking


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                             Margaret Driscoll, MASBO Executive Director

                                             Kristen Behnke, MASBO Director

                                             Diane Johnson, MASBO Director


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.      Edventure Maps and Community Engagement

                                             Presenter: Dan Romano, Co-Founder and CEO, Edventures in Learning

This section will introduce the Massachusetts Edventure

Maps and begin training participants in facilitating community engagement at public meetings on school finance.

PDP Strand: Management of State & Federal Appropriations


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Break – Refreshments and Map set up


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    “Financing Our Future Massachusetts Map”       

Presenter:  Dan Romano

Working in small groups, participants will engage in the acitivites developed by Edventures in Learning for the specifics of Massachusetts public school finance. 

PDP Strand: Municipal and School Finance Laws & Regulations


12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Initial Debrief “Financing Our Future Massachusetts Map”

Presenter: Dan Romano

This is an opportunity to share feedback from small group activity with the whole group.

PDP Strand: Municipal and School Finance Laws & Regulations


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.      Lunch - Network and Collaborate With Colleagues

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.        Facilitator Training

Presenters:  Dan Romano

This activity is designed for particpants to learn how to bring the Edventures Maps information back to their communities. 

PDP Strand: Financial Planning and Management Methods


2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.         Meeting Design

Presenter:  Dan Romano

This session focuses on optimizing meeting design, logistics, and making the maps relevant to local concerns.

PDP Strand: Financial Planning and Management Methods


2:45 p.m. – 3:00pm           Q & A

                                           Presenter: Dan Romano


3:00pm                              Adjourn




December 12, 2017       December Bi-Monthly Meeting, Doubletree, Milford


February 7, 2018           February Bi-Monthly Meeting, Doubletree, Milford


March 20, 2018              MASBO Annual Trade Show, Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlboro


April 12, 2018                Annual Law Institute, Doubletree, Milford


May 16-18, 2017           MASBO Annual Institute, Ocean Edge Resort,

                                          Brewster, MA (Pre-Conference Workshop Tuesday, May 15)


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