Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: February 24, 2015
4.01: Authority and Purpose
(1) Authority 603 CMR 4.00 is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Board of Education, under M.G.L. c. 69, s.1B, s.1D and c.74, §§ 2 & 2A, to supervise the operation of public vocational technical education programs in the commonwealth. 603 CMR 4.00 regulations govern the operation and approval of secondary and postsecondary vocational technical education programs offered in public school districts. They govern the licensure of vocational technical educators in public school districts.
(2) Purpose The purpose of 603 CMR 4.00 is to ensure that all vocational technical education programs are of the scope and quality necessary to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in a dynamic, global workplace and in postsecondary education including registered apprenticeship programs.