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Approved Special Education Schools

OASES Special Approvals and Notice Requirements

OASES has responsibilities to review and act upon certain applications, requests for waivers, and notifications required by Board of Education Regulations. The information and mandated forms below should be used in responding to these requirements.

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COVID-19 Request for Age Span Waiver
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Massachusetts Law Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing
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Approval Procedures for Initial Applications - Massachusetts Day or Residential Special Education School Programs — Updated 2019
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List of Massachusetts Approved Special Education Schools
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Policy Regarding Out-Of-State Special Education Programs
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Approved Out-of-State Special Education Schools
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Form 1 — Notification/Request for Prior Approval of Substantial Change (for Reference Only)
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Form 2 — Program Incident Report (for Reference Only)
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Form 3 — Intent to Apply for Initial, Reconstruction, or Special Circumstances for an Approved Special Education Program
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Cover Letter: Request for Waiver Cover Sheet
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Form B: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations Instructional Grouping Requirements Age Span 603 CMR 28.06(6)(f)
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Form C: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations: Alternative Compliance 603 CMR 28.03(5)
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Master Criteria Standards for Approved Special Education Day and Residential School Programs

Change to Restraint Injury Reporting Procedures

The restraint injury reporting materials are no longer available on this page.

The Restraint Data application in the Security Portal has been enhanced to include notification of injury. By completing and submitting a restraint record in this online application, you no longer need to complete and submit the separate "Student/Staff Restraint Injury Report" on paper whenever such notification to the Department is required.

Please select the hyperlink above to access the Department's Security Portal Restraint Data Admin Application to submit a restraint.

Last Updated: August 5, 2020

 
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