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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 17.00:
Racial Imbalance And Magnet School Programs

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17.01: Definitions

Equal Educational Improvement Funds. Funds made available by the Board of Education to a school district that has been found to have at least one racially imbalanced school. The amount of these funds will be based on the number of students whose transfer from one school to another contributes to the implementaion of a Board-approved racial imbalance plan. These funds must be used to improve the quality of education in such school districts.

Racial Imbalance. The condition of a public school in which more than 50% of the pupils attending such school are minority students as defined in the regulations promulgated under the Federal Emergency School Aid Act, Title VII of Public Law 92-318, as amended.

Racial Isolation. The condition of a public school in which more than thirty percent of the pupils attending such school are not minority students as defined in the regulations promulgated under the Federal Emergency School Aid Act, Title VII of Public Law 92-318, as amended.

Magnet School Facility. A racially balanced public school or part thereof that is under the control and supervision of a school committee that attracts pupils on a voluntary basis from outside the neighborhood in which it is located for the purpose of reducing or eliminating racial imbalance or racial isolation and that attracts students because of the unique or innovative characteristics of the program or activities offered, the staff, the available resources, the curriculum, or other dimensions of the overall educational experience.

Magnet School Educational Program. Educational measures including, but not limited to, planning and special services, instruction or treatment of children, whether at the public school or other public or private facility or place; and that provide children with a racially balanced educational experience in which not more than 50% nor less than 30% of the students involved are minority, except in special circumstances.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 17.00: M.G.L. c. 15, § 1B; c. 71 §§ 37D, 37I, and 37J



Last Updated: July 14, 1995
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