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When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Doubletree Hotel
11 Beaver Street
Milford, Massachusetts  01757
United States
Contact: Sue McLaughlin

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           MASBO February Bi-Monthly

           Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA

February 7, 2018


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


9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.          Welcome & Opening Remarks

                                            Cynthia D. Mahr, MASBO Vice President

                                            Margaret Driscoll, MASBO Executive Director


9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.         Perspective on the Next State Budget

                                             Presenters: Eileen P. McAnneny, President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

                                             Learn about financial attributes leading into the state budget process and the potential impact to education funding levels.

                                             (Standard II: Element E.2. Allocation of Resources)

                                             (PDP Strand: Financial Planning & Management Methods)


10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.        Preventative Approach to Social-Emotional Learning

                                              Presenter:  Jennifer Poulos, Associate Director, Rennie Center

                                             Learn how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) impacts student outcomes and how districts are moving toward a preventative

                                             approach rather than a reactive approach.

                                             (Standard III: Element B.1. Student Support)

                                             (PDP Strand: Instruction of Diverse Learners)


11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.       BREAK


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.       Playground Safety and Accessibility

                                             Presenter: Nancy White, CPSI, Playground Inspections of New England

                                             Learn the proper processes to ensure playgrounds are safe and accessible to your students.  Recently updated regulations

                                             will be discussed.

                                             (Standard II: Element A.3. Student Safety)

                                             (PDP Strand: Purchasing and District Level Facilities Management)


12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.        Facilities Impact on Special Education

                                             Presenters: Ken Wertz, MFAA Executive Director & Paul Anastasi, Newton Public Schools Facilities Director

                                             Learn how a facility can impact special education students and programming.  Are there ways to improve the learning

                                             environment for all students?

                                             (Standard II: Element A.1. Plans, Procedures and Routine)

                                             (PDP Strand: Purchasing and District Level Facilities Management)



1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.         Working Lunch Buffet: Network with Colleagues

                              Sharon Harrison and Patricia Lugo, Trade Show Preview


                                 Presentation of MASBO Candidates for Election


                                            DESE Update: Governor's Budget Update

                                             Presenters: Jay Sullivan and Rob O'Donnell

                                              An update on the Governor's FY'19 House 2 Budget

                                             (Standard II: Element E.3. Financial Management)

                                             (PDP Strand: Financial Planning & Management Methods)


2:00 p.m.                            Adjourn

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