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603 CMR 14.00:
Education of English Learners Regulations

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14.01: Authority, Scope and Purpose

(1) 603 CMR 14.00 is promulgated by the Board of Education pursuant to M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B, and M.G.L. c. 71A, as amended by St. 2002, c. 386.

(2) 603 CMR 14.00 applies to publicly funded elementary and secondary education programs, including all Massachusetts public school districts, charter schools, and collaborative education programs.

(3) The requirements set forth in 603 CMR 14.00 are in addition to, or in some instances clarify or further elaborate, those contained in M.G.L. c. 71A, which governs the provision of education to public school students who are English learners, as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 71A.

(4) For purposes of 603 CMR 14.00, the term "school district" shall include charter schools and collaborative education programs, and the term "superintendent" shall include charter school leaders and directors of collaborative education programs.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 69, §§ 1J and 1K, as amended by St. 2010, c. 12, § 3; c. 71, § 38G.

Last Updated: July 30, 2012
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