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603 CMR 27.00:
Student Learning Time

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27.01: Authority, Scope and Purpose

(1) 603 CMR 27.00 is promulgated by the Board of Education pursuant to M.G.L. c. 69, section 1G, as amended by St. 1993, c. 71, section 29, which requires the Board to establish the minimum length for a school day and the minimum number of days in a school year for Massachusetts public schools.

(2) The purpose of 603 CMR 27.00 is to ensure that every public school in the Commonwealth provides its students with the structured learning time needed to enable the students to achieve competency in "core subjects" and "other subjects" as defined in 603 CMR 27.02.

(3) The requirements set forth in 603 CMR 27.00 are not intended to confer privately enforceable legal rights upon individual students, or persons acting on their behalf.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 27.00: M.G.L. c. 69, s.1G; St. 1993, c.71, s.29.

Last Updated: May 1, 1995
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