During the past few weeks, maaps and our member schools, have continued working hard to successfully highlight our advocacy efforts. These include our State House and legislative meetings aimed at overturning the Governor’s proposed Chapter 766 school (C766) rate freeze and fully-funding the Special Education Circuit Breaker account in next year’s state budget. This month, we wanted…

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On Wednesday, January 25th, Governor Charlie Baker released his proposed ‘House 1’ $40.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY ’18), in which Chapter 70 funding would increase by $91 million, by about 2%, and local aid would increase by $40 million, or 3.9%, but Chapter 766 (C766) school tuition rate adjustments would be frozen,…

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Joined by more than 100 maaps member school teachers, staff, students, parents and supporters, we were proud last week to kick-off the 2017-2018 Legislative Session at the State House, standing together to continue supporting the incredible achievements that Chapter 766 (C766) school teachers and staff help to make possible for students and families. The efforts last week by so many members of…

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Make Sure You’re Engaged & Signed-Up to Participate at https://maaps.org/action-network-center/ On Wednesday, January 4th, the 190th session of the Massachusetts General Court will begin. Eleven newlegislators will be sworn-in to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and another three legislators will be sworn-in to the Massachusetts State Senate. The same week in Washington, D.C., members of the…

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Advocating for fair Chapter 766 (C766) school funding, overturning a proposed rate freeze, growing the maaps Action Network, continuing record turnout in the Association’s Legislative Meeting Series, fighting to protect maaps members from concerning legislative measures, and working to strengthen relationships members of Massachusetts’ Congressional Delegation. These are just a few of the accomplishments that…

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While many were focused on last-minute campaigning on the day before the election earlier this month, maaps and Summit Academy were putting the final touches on plans to host Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District at the school later in the morning. maaps was proud to join the students, teachers and staff Summit Academy to welcome Rep.…

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With recent media coverage regarding Chapter 766 (C766) school finances, maaps is pleased to share today the following information detailing facts about the oversight, accountability and cost-effectiveness of C766 schools. As recipients of taxpayer funds in the form of tuition payments for publicly-funded students with special needs, C766 schools should be highly accountable to the…

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