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Problem Resolution System Office

PRS Special Approvals and Notice Requirements

PRS 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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Physician's Affirmation of Need for Temporary Home or Hospital Education for Medically Necessary Reasons
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Massachusetts Law Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing
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Approval Procedures for Initial Applications — Massachusetts Public Day School Programs
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Revised Procedures for Special Education Public Day School Programs RE: Reapproval
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Form 1 — Notification of Substantial Changes in a Public Day Program
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Form 2 — Incident Report
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Form 3 — Notification of Intent to Apply for Approval of a Public Day School or 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 B COVID-19: Age Span Waiver Request Form
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Form C: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations: Alternative Compliance 603 CMR 28.03(5)
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Form C1: Request for Waiver from Special Education Regulations: Special Education Parent Advisory Councils 603 CMR 28.03(5)
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Special Education Class Size Notification
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Notification of Intent to Seek Approval for Individual Student Program and Request for Pricing Authorization

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 19, 2020

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