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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 5.00:
Dispute Resolution under Parental Notification Law

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5.03: Local Process for Dispute Resolution

(1) A parent who is dissatisfied with an action or decision of the school principal under M.G.L. c. 71, ' 32A may submit a written request to the superintendent of schools for review of the issue. Except in extenuating circumstances, the parent shall submit the request within 30 days of the action or decision of the principal.

(2) The superintendent or designee shall review the issue and provide the parent with a timely written decision within 15 days of the request, unless extenuating circumstances require a delay.

(3) A parent who is dissatisfied with an action or decision of the superintendent under M.G.L. c. 71, ' 32A may submit a written request to the school committee for review of the issue.

(4) The school committee shall review the issue and provide the parent with a timely written decision within 30 days of the request, unless extenuating circumstances require a delay.

(5) The decision of the school committee on any issue arising under M.G.L. c. 71, ' 32A shall be considered the final local decision on the matter.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 5.00 M.G.L. c.69, '1B; c.71, '32A



Last Updated: April 4, 1997
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