Category Archives: MA General Ed Law

Participation in HS graduation ceremonies and activities

From: Mass General Law Part I, Title XII, Chapter 71B, Section 16

Section 16: Students with disabilities; participation in high school graduation ceremonies and activities without award of high school diploma.

Section 16. A school age child with a disability, in this section called a student, who is completing the twelfth grade but who has not yet earned the competency determination as required under section 1D of chapter 69 for high school graduation, shall be allowed to participate fully in high school graduation ceremonies and activities conducted or sponsored by the school or school committee even though the student will not receive a diploma during the ceremony if:? … Read the rest

Student Discipline Laws and Regulations: Question and Answers G.L. c. 71, §37H ¾ and G.L. c. 76, §21

Education Laws and Regulations

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Student Discipline Laws and Regulations
G.L. c. 71, §37H ¾ and G.L. c. 76, §21

Original Publication: February 28, 2015
Updated and Reissued: December 23, 2016 Here is the DESE PDF version The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has published an Advisory on Student Discipline1 that provides information about the requirements of G.L. … Read the rest

603 CMR 46.00: Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements If Used

603 CMR 46.00:
Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements If Used

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Most Recently Amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, December 16, 2014. … Read the rest

Advisory on Student Discipline under Chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012 An Act Relative to Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School

Advisory on Student Discipline under Chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012
An Act Relative to Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School
(G.L. c. 71, 37H ¾ and G.L. c. 76, §21)1

February 28, 2015
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    Chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012 (Chapter 222),2 effective July 1, 2014, is the most comprehensive Massachusetts legislation to address student discipline in 20 years.
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603 CMR 4.00: Vocational Technical Education

603 CMR 4.00:
Vocational Technical Education

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Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: February 24, 2015

4.01: Authority and Purpose

(1) Authority 603 CMR 4.00 is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Board of Education, under M.G.L. … Read the rest