Stay informed about Coronavirus — COVID-19. Learn more

Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 14.00:

Education of English Learners Regulations

Section:

  • 14.01: Scope and Purpose
  • 14.02: Identification and Assessment of Students
  • 14.03: Census
  • 14.04: Placement of Students in English Learner Education Programs
  • 14.05: English Literacy and Fluency Requirements for Teachers of English Language Classrooms
  • 14.06: Parental Right of Enforcement
  • 14.07: Assignment of English Learners to Teachers in School Districts
  • 14.08: Career Vocational Technical Teachers and Administrators
  • 14.09: English Learner Parent Advisory Councils
  • View All Sections

Most recently amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: June 26, 2018


14.09: English Learner Parent Advisory Councils

(1) Each school district serving 100 or more English learners or in which English learners comprise at least five percent of the student population, whichever is less, shall establish an English learner parent advisory council in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71A, § 6A. Nothing in 603 CMR 14.09 shall prevent any other school district or charter school from creating an English learner parent advisory council if it chooses to do so.

(2) Each school designated as underperforming or chronically underperforming and operating a program for English learners shall establish an English learner parent advisory council in accordance with M.G.L. c. 69, § 1J(x).

(3) A school district or school required to establish an English learner parent advisory council shall annually notify parents and guardians of English learners of the opportunity to participate in the council and shall provide the notification in a language that the parent or guardian can understand.

(4) All parents and guardians of English learners who volunteer to participate in the English learner parent advisory council shall be appointed to the council by the superintendent or the superintendent's designee. Nothing in 603 CMR 14.09 shall prevent a school district from recruiting volunteer parents and guardians of English learners to participate in the English learner parent advisory council.

(5) The duties of the English learner parent advisory council shall include those listed in M.G.L. c. 71A, § 6A and any other duties as may be identified by the school district consistent with guidance from the Department. English learner parent advisory councils shall carry out their duties in accordance with state law and guidelines established by the Department. An English learner parent advisory council shall establish by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures. The school district shall, without charge, and upon reasonable notice and consistent with the availability of staff and resources, assist the English learner parent advisory council in carrying out its duties.

Regulatory Authority:
M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B; c. 69, §§ 1J and 1K, as amended by St. 2010, c. 12, § 3; c. 71, § 38G; c. 71A, as amended by St. 2017, c. 138.


Disclaimer:
For an official copy of these regulations, please contact the State House Bookstore, at 617-727-2834 or visit Massachusetts State Bookstore.

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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

Directions

Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.