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603 CMR 27.00:
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27.06: Waivers

(1) The Board of Education may, upon the written application of a school committee and the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education, grant a waiver of any requirements set forth in 603 CMR 27.00 for good cause. School committees are encouraged to apply for waivers, as needed, to permit the district to initiate innovative programs or schedules intended to improve student learning.

(2) Upon the written request of a school district, the Commissioner of Education may, in his discretion, grant a waiver of the minimum school year requirement set forth in 603 CMR 27.03(3) in situations where an emergency or extraordinary circumstance forces the closing of one or more of the district's schools.

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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