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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 1.00

Charter Schools


  • 1.01: Purpose
  • 1.02: Definitions
  • 1.03: General Provisions
  • 1.04: Applications for and Granting of Charters
  • 1.05: Student Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention
  • 1.06: Boards of Trustees and Staff
  • 1.07: Funding
  • 1.08: Reporting Requirements and Ongoing Review
  • 1.09: Complaint Procedures
  • 1.10: Amendments of Charters
  • 1.11: Renewal of Charters
  • 1.12: Conditions, Probation, Suspension, Revocation and Non-Renewal
  • 1.13: Severability Clause
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Most Recently Amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: September 22, 2015

1.13: Severability Clause

If any section or portion of a section of 603 CMR 1.00, or the applicability of 603 CMR 1.00 to any person, entity or circumstance is held invalid by a court, the remainder of 603 CMR 1.00 or the applicability of such provisions to other persons, entities or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 71, § 89

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