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603 CMR 50.00
Educational Collaboratives

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50.09: Department Review of Educational Collaboratives

(1) Six-Year Review Cycle: The Department shall review the programs and services provided by each educational collaborative at least once every six-years. The review shall focus on compliance with special education and other programmatic requirements, civil rights requirements, and financial systems and controls. The review shall determine compliance with the written collaborative agreement, with the requirements of M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E, and with these regulations. As a result of any finding, the collaborative board of directors and/or the member districts may be required to develop a corrective action plan that may result in remedial action or suspension or revocation of the collaborative agreement as noted in 603 CMR 50.10 and 50.11.

(2) Evaluation and Compliance: The Department may evaluate, review, or audit any part of the educational collaborative's records to determine whether the student, personnel, program and financial data reported by the collaborative are accurate, to ensure compliance with applicable law and regulations, to determine whether the collaborative is maintaining effective controls over revenues, expenditures, assets, and liabilities, and to corroborate and augment information provided in other reporting documents.

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

Last Updated: February 6, 2013
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