The Committee, as an instrumentality of the state, must operate within the bounds of state and federal laws affecting public education and as such, may choose to work for the passage of new laws designed to advance the cause of high quality educational services to students and for the repeal or modification of existing laws that impede this cause.
To this end:
- The Committee will keep itself informed of pending legislation and may choose to communicate its concerns and make its official position known to elected representatives and/or other groups at both the state and national level on educational issues that concern the community.
- The Committee may designate a person – who may or may not be a member of the Committee – to serve as its legislative representative, annually at its first meeting of the calendar year. This person will be authorized to speak on the Committee’s behalf with respect to legislation being considered by the Massachusetts Legislature, the United States Congress, or their respective committees. In all dealings with individual elected representatives, the Legislature, or Congress, the Committee’s representative will be bound by the official positions taken by the Committee and will act with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
MSC first vote: 8/20/13
MSC second vote: 8/27/13