OASES Special Approvals and Notice Requirements
OASES has responsibilities to review and act upon certain applications, requests for waivers, and notifications required by Board of Education Regulations. The information and mandated forms below should be used in responding to these requirements.
Massachusetts Law Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing
Approval Procedures for Initial Applications - Massachusetts Day or Residential Special Education School Programs — Updated 2019
List of Massachusetts Approved Special Education Schools
Policy Regarding Out-Of-State Special Education Programs
Approved Out-of-State Special Education Schools
Form 1 — Notification/Request for Prior Approval of Substantial Change (for Reference Only)
Form 2 — Program Incident Report (for Reference Only)
Form 3 — Intent to Apply for Initial, Reconstruction, or Special Circumstances for an Approved Special Education Program
Cover Letter: Request for Waiver Cover Sheet
Form B: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations Instructional Grouping Requirements Age Span 603 CMR 28.06(6)(f)
Form C: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations: Alternative Compliance 603 CMR 28.03(5)
Master Criteria Standards for Approved Special Education Day and Residential School Programs
Change to Restraint Injury Reporting Procedures
The restraint injury reporting materials are no longer available on this page.
The Restraint Data application in the Security Portal has been enhanced to include notification of injury. By completing and submitting a restraint record in this online application, you no longer need to complete and submit the separate "Student/Staff Restraint Injury Report" on paper whenever such notification to the Department is required.
Please select the hyperlink above to access the Department's Security Portal Restraint Data Admin Application to submit a restraint.