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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 51.00
Criminal History Checks for School Employees

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51.01: Authority, Scope, and Purpose

(1) Authority: 603 CMR 51.00 is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education under M.G.L. c. 71, §38R, and St. 2013, c.77..

(2) Scope: 603 CMR 51.00 governs the state and national criminal history checks of individuals working in or applying to work in Massachusetts public and private schools as required and permitted by M.G.L. c. 71 § 38R. M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 167-178B and 803 CMR 2.00: Criminal Records Information (CORI) also apply to such criminal history checks

(3) Purpose: The purpose of 603 CMR 51.00 is to provide school employers and employees with consistent rules and procedures regarding criminal history background checks.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 71 § 38R and Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013



Last Updated: December 26, 2013
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