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In memorium

“Pupils equal dollars, dollars equal pupils”– Dr. Leo P. Turo


Educational Enterprise

Financial Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Facility Management

Property Acquisition and Management

Information Management

Ancillary Services





The Educational Enterprise


Legal Issues

1.     State Ethics Commission

2.     State Ethics Online Training (

3.     Town By-Laws and Town Personnel By-Laws (Town Clerk)

4.     Bulletin 34: Municipal Finance Law (Department of Revenue or the State Bookstore)

5.     Selected Massachusetts General Laws 2017:  Selected General Laws 2017 is now available from MASC. One copy for each School Committee members and one copy for each Superintendent are mailed to the Superintendent's office in each member district.  If you would like additional copies, please call 617-523-8454 or click here ( to order online.  Price per copy: MASC members:  $40; Non members: $85.

6.     In Our Opinion (Division of Local Services Property Tax Bureau): (

7.     Massachusetts School Business Officials Links (NEED LINK)

8.     Massachusetts Municipal Association Law Links (

9.     PASBO Electronic Resource Center (

10.  Title VI

a.     Title 34-Education: Part 100: Nondiscrimination Under Programs Receiving Federal Assistance Through The Department of Education Effectuation Of Title VI Of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

b.     Racial Incidents and Harassment Against Students

c.     First Amendment: Dear Colleague

d.     Dear Colleague: Harassment and Bullying

e.     Dear Colleague: Retalliation

f.      Joint Dear Colleague Letter

g.     Bullying Policy

h.     Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

i.       Harassment Policy

11.  Legal Resources for the Non-Legal-Minded SBO


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