PRS provides technical assistance and guidance to local public and private school personnel, parents and persons from the general public regarding several state and federal education laws, regulations and Board of Education Policies. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regularly posed to PRS staff together with responses and sources of further information. Should your inquiry not be addressed below or you would like additional information, contact your PRS liaison, who may be able to assist you.
Access to School Meals in Publicly Funded Out-of-District Programs
Students with Comfort Care / Do Not Resuscitate Orders — Guidance from the MA Dept. of Public Health
Extended School Year Q and A
Home-Hospital Education Program Q and A
Massachusetts Approved Private Special Education Schools
Massachusetts Approved Out-of-State Private Special Education Schools
Special Education Students in Out-of-District Placements — Participation in MCAS Testing and High School Graduation Standards
Special Education Contracts Between School Districts and Out-of District Programs [603 CMR 28.06(3)(f)]
Last Updated: April 5, 2023
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