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603 CMR 50.00

Educational Collaboratives


Adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: January 29, 2013

50.02: Definitions

As used in 603 CMR 50.00, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, terms shall have the following meanings:

Appointed Representative: The individual appointed by each member district's school committee or charter school board to serve on the collaborative board of directors.

Board: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or a person duly authorized by the Board.

Capital: The acquisition or improvement of fixed assets, including real property, with a unit cost of $5,000 and a useful life of one year or more, debt payments and deposits into capital reserve.

Charter School Board: The board of trustees of a charter school established under M.G.L. c. 71, § 89.

Collaborative Agreement: The written agreement that forms the basis of the educational collaborative.

Collaborative Board of Directors: The board comprised of the representatives appointed by the member districts and by the Commissioner to manage the educational collaborative.

Commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Department: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Educational Collaborative: A collaborative approved by the Board in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E. The terms collaborative, education collaborative, and educational collaborative shall have the same meaning.

Member District: A charter school board or school committee of a city, town, or regional school district that has voted to join an educational collaborative and has been accepted by appropriate votes of the collaborative board of directors, and the member school committees and charter school boards, and approved by the Board.

Model Agreement: The collaborative agreement developed by the Department, which may be used or adapted by educational collaboratives.

Non-Member District: A school committee or charter school board that receives services from the educational collaborative but is not a member district.

Related For-Profit or Non-Profit Organization: Shall have the meaning as defined in M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, §1B, and M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E

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