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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 44.00:
Educator License Renewal

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44.12: Hardship Waiver or Modification

(1) Upon a showing of extreme hardship, the Commissioner may waive or modify the requirement of completion of the requisite number of PDPs as set forth in 603 CMR 44.05, 44.06, and 44.07. A showing of extreme hardship may include serious illness or other catastrophic circumstances that are beyond the control of the educator. No modification or waiver will be granted without satisfactory evidence that the educator has made a good faith effort to obtain the required number of PDPs but that extreme hardship has prevented the educator from doing so.

(2) The Commissioner, in his discretion, may impose reasonable conditions upon any modification or waiver granted.

(3) The decision of the Commissioner shall be final.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 44.00: M.G.L. c. 71, §38G



Last Updated: May 2, 2016
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