New Leadership/Members in Boston

The Boston Association of School Administrators & Supervisors (BASAS), Local 6, has announced significant leadership changes. Longtime President Dominic Sacchetti has stepped down and retired from his union work and Vice President Diane Hauser has assumed the role of interim president through Aug. 31, 2024.

In his farewell remarks to the membership, Sacchetti expressed his heartfelt gratitude: “I want to express my deepest gratitude and thank you, the members, for the unwavering support and camaraderie you have shown me. The memories we’ve created over the years, from challenges to celebrating successes, will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s been a fantastic journey, and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you!” Sacchetti willl still serve as an ASFA general vice president and sit on the General Executive Board.

Hauser, along with a newly elected Governing Board, will begin new terms Sept. 1 and willl serve until 2027. An active member of BASAS since 2004, Hauser has held the position of BASAS vice president since 2019. With 35 years of experience in the Boston Public Schools as a special needs educator and central office academic administrator, she brings a deep understanding of the daily challenges her members face.  

In other news, the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) has confirmed that seven new job titles will be added to the BASAS bargaining unit. This decision follows a collaborative effort in the spring of 2021, when BASAS teamed up with the Boston Teachers Union to challenge the classification of 10 positions that Boston Public Schools claimed were managerial. With the assistance of AFSA, BASAS successfully presented their case to the CERB. This expansion of the bargaining unit marks a significant victory for BASAS and underscores the union's ongoing commitment to advocating for its members.