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603 CMR 51.00

Criminal History Checks for School Employees


  • 51.01: Authority, Scope, and Purpose
  • 51.02: Definitions
  • 51.03: Individuals Subject to a National Criminal History Check for Suitability Determinations
  • 51.04: School Employer Policies on National Criminal History Checks and Suitability Determinations; Confidentiality; Dissemination; Audit
  • 51.05: Timing of National Criminal History Checks
  • 51.06: Employer Documentation of Suitability Determination; Reliance Thereon; Subsequent Checks
  • 51.07: Reporting National Criminal History Check Results to the Commissioner
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Adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: December 17, 2013

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

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

Last Updated: December 26, 2013

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