Mass.gov
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Go to Selected Program Area
Massachusetts State Seal
News School/District Profiles School/District Administration Educator Services Assessment/Accountability Family & Community  
> Administration Finance/Grants PK-16 Program Support Information Services  
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 41.00:
Regional School Districts

Section:
41.02:
41.03:
41.04:
41.05:
41.06:
41.07:
View All Sections

stopline

41.01: Definitions

As used in 603 CMR 41.00 the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Alternative Assessment Method. The calculation of members' assessments pursuant to the local option provided in the fourth paragraph of M.G.L. c.71, § 16B. Each such assessment shall be the sum of the following amounts: (a) the member's share of the regional school district's net school spending, as defined by M.G.L. c.70, § 2; and (b) the member's share of costs for transportation, capital project debt service, other capital costs, and all other expenditures not included in the regional school district's net school spending; both such shares to be allocated pursuant to the assessment provisions of the regional agreement.

Department. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Board. The Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Commissioner. The Commissioner of Education or his or her designee.

Expanded Regional School District. An existing regional school district that has added additional grade levels.

Enlarged Regional School District. An existing regional school district that has changed its membership by adding one or more additional municipalities.

Local appropriating authority. In a town, town meeting; in a city, the council, with the mayor's approval when required by law; in a municipality having a town council form of government, the town council.

Member. A municipality that is a member of a regional school district.

Municipality. Any city or town of the Commonwealth.

Regional School Committee. The regional school committee having charge of a regional school district.

Regional School District. Any local education agency established under M.G.L. c. 71, [[section]] 15; M.G.L. c. 74, [[section]] 5A; or by a special act of the Great and General Court for the purpose of operating regional schools.

School District Reorganization. The formation of a new regional school district or changes in the grade structure or membership of an existing regional school district.

Statutory Assessment Method. The calculation of members' assessments pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c.70, § 6. Each such assessment shall be the sum of the following amounts: (a) the member's required local contribution to the regional school district as determined by the Commissioner; (b) the member's share of that portion of the regional school district's net school spending, as defined by M.G.L. c.70, § 2, that exceeds the total required local contribution for all members, this share to be allocated pursuant to the assessment provisions of the regional agreement; and (c) the member's share of costs for transportation, capital project debt service, other capital costs, and all other expenditures not included in the regional school district's net school spending, this share to be allocated pursuant to the assessment provisions of the regional agreement.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 41.00: M.G.L. c. 69, §1B; c. 71, §14B and §16D; c. 150E, §1.
Most Recently Amended by the Board of Education: May 19, 2009



Last Updated: June 3, 2009
E-mail this page| Print View| Print Pdf
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Search · Site Index · Policies · Site Info · Contact ESE