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Notice of Public Comment for Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 4.00

Pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A, § 3, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to 603 CMR 4.00, Vocational Technical Education Regulations.

The proposed amendments would: (1) support the creation of new vocational technical education programs and expand access to the full range of programs for students; (2) strengthen program quality; and (3) streamline the vocational educator license process and create additional pathways to licensure.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available on the Department's website, or by calling 781-338-3908. Written comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to: Marnie Jain, College, Career & Technical Education Office, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, by fax to: 781-338-3950, or by e-mail to: The deadline for submission of public comment is January 31, 2020. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed amendments at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for February 25, 2020.

Last Updated: January 6, 2020

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