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Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Amendments to 603, CMR 50.00, Education Collaboratives Regulations

Pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B, and M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E, 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 50.00, Education Collaboratives Regulations.

The proposed amendments reflect the changes to the education collaboratives statute, M.G.L. c. 40, § 4E, that resulted from enactment of Chapter 437 of the Acts of 2018. The proposed regulatory amendments add definitions and a section on collaborative efforts in regions around the Commonwealth, consistent with the changes to the statute; update provisions on matters including collaborative agreements and annual reporting requirements; add language about imposing conditions in relation to probationary status, suspension, and revocation; revise waiver language; and remove outdated language.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available on the Department's website, or by calling 781-338-3211. Written comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to: Education Collaboratives, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, by fax to: 781-338-3220, or by e-mail to: (please include "Public Comment" in the subject line). The deadline for submission of public comment is June 5, 2020. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed amendments at its regular monthly meeting in September 2020.

Last Updated: May 1, 2020

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