August 29, 2003
The following is a partial summary of current statutory requirements in the Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.) as they pertain to pupil transportation services in the Commonwealth. The statutes listed include school committee responsibilities, educational program requirements, and reimbursement programs. Statutes should be consulted in their entirety.
Chapter 71, Section 6, Education in Out-of-Town High Schools.
Chapter 71, Section 37H, Publication of School Committee Rules and Regulations Relative to the Conduct of Teachers and Students.
Chapter 71, Section 47, Athletic Programs; School Organizations; Regulations.
Chapter 71, Section 48A, School Safety Patrols (Purchase of Traffic Safety Belts).
Chapter 71, Section 68. Duty of Towns to Maintain Schools; Pupil Transportation; School Building Committee Representation.
Chapter 71, Section 71A, Safety Stations on Highways.
Chapter 71B, Section 8. Transportation.
Chapter 74, Section 8A, Transportation of Students.
Chapter 76, Section 1. Regulation of School Attendance; Private School Transportation.
Chapter 76, Section 14, Island Children.
Last Updated: August 1, 1996
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