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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Administration and Finance

Inter-District School Choice

The inter-district school choice program under G.L. c. 76, § 12B, allows families to enroll their children in schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside. Tuition is paid by the sending district to the receiving district. Districts may elect not to enroll school choice students if no space is available. Please refer to the Inter-District School Choice Receiving District Status document for information regarding district participation. If you are interested in having your child attend school in another district under this program and that district is accepting students, you should contact the superintendent's office in the district where you want to enroll your child. If your district does not participate in the inter-district school choice program, families still have the option to enroll their children in a participating district.

Inter-District School Choice District Listing and General Information

School Choice Rosters and Claim Forms Application

04/07/2022 User Guides

Local Aid Payments

Inter-District School Choice Tuition

School Choice Administration

01/12/2023Special Education Services Calculator
Please note: Not all browsers support the macros embedded in the Special Education Services Calculator. Please choose the Download file button at the top of the screen to open the file on your local computer if it does not open on in your browser.
04/27/2021Inter-District School Choice Reporting Process Webinar
03/24/2020 Inter-District School Choice Roster Updates, Spring 2020

Last Updated: January 8, 2024

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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