§ 1 Maintenance; double sessions; subjects; twelve-month school year
§ 1A Period of silence
§ 1B Voluntary prayer
§ 1C Workshops on rights of students and their parents under special education laws of the commonwealth and the federal government
§ 2 Subjects of instruction; history and civics
§ 2A Student use of tobacco products
§ 2B Courses in American sign language
§ 2C Implementation of policy and discipline code addressing teen dating violence in public schools
§ 3 Physical education
§ 4 High schools; maintenance; diplomas awarded to veterans
§ 4A Failure to keep schools open for required period; penalty
§ 6 Education in out-of-town high schools
§ 6A Admission of students from outside Commonwealth
§ 7A Transportation of pupils; payment of costs; limitations
§ 7B Transportation of pupils; reimbursement of costs; determination of amount; use of funds
§ 7C Bus transportation programs; financial assistance
§ 10 Expenses of physically disabled children
§ 11 High school; definition
§ 13 Requested courses; school committee approval
§ 13D High schools; required subjects; driver training
§ 13F Broadcast and television facilities; cost of program; executive committee for educational television
§ 13G Executive committee for educational television; rules and regulations; personnel
§ 13H Educational television program fund; accounts and reports
§ 13I Executive committee for educational television; powers and duties
§ 14 Regional school district planning committee; creation; membership
§ 14A Duties of planning board
§ 14B Regional school districts; formation; procedure
§ 14C Lease or sale of property to regional school districts
§ 14D Regional school district planning board; agreement; approval of indebtedness
§ 14E Regional school district committee membership options
§ 15 Acceptance of organization provisions by electorate
§ 16 Status; powers and duties
§ 16A Regional district school committee; selection, powers and duties of officers; subcommittees
§ 16B Budgets; apportionment of expenses
§ 16B1/2 Excess and deficiency fund; surplus funds used to reduce assessments
§ 16C Regional school districts; school transportation
§ 16D Aid from state
§ 16D1/2 Monies received as nonresident tuition or reimbursements from commonwealth for foster care children
§ 16E Regional school districts; audits; payment of costs
§ 16F Retirement system
§ 16G Liability of towns for expenses of district
§ 16G1/2 Stabilization fund
§ 16I Severability of sections relating to regional school districts
§ 17A Culinary arts program; special fund
§ 18 Evening schools
§ 19 Evening classes in high schools
§ 20 Notice of evening schools; publication; fees for instruction
§ 20A Instructional Materials Trust Fund
§ 21 Continuation schools; establishment; conditions
§ 22 Attendance
§ 23 Use of existing educational facilities
§ 24 Cost of maintenance; source of funds
§ 25 Unemployed minors; attendance requirements
§ 26 Penalty for failure to establish or maintain school
§ 26A Extended school services for children; establishment; conditions
§ 26B Extended school services for children; organization and operation of plan
§ 26C Extended school services for children; contributions and federal funds; use
§ 26D Borrowing in anticipation of federal funds
§ 27 Lectures
§ 28 Summer schools
§ 30 Moral education
§ 31 Bible reading
§ 31A Guidelines for celebration of holidays authorized
§ 32 Observance of Memorial Day
§ 32A Sex education; policy regarding notice to parents, exception
§ 34 Support of schools; appropriations; recommendations
§ 34A Transcript of student’s record; availability
§ 34B Remedy for failure to furnish transcript of student’s record
§ 34D Student records; maintenance, storage, destruction, etc.; inspection by parent or guardian
§ 34E Inspection of student records; persons authorized
§ 34G Private schools; transfer of transcripts upon ceasing operation
§ 34H Noncustodial parents; receipt of information for child enrolled in public elementary or secondary schools; notice to custodial parent
§ 35 Beginning of term
§ 36 Secretary; appointment; duties
§ 36A Orientation for school committee members
§ 37 Powers and duties; superintendent serving joint districts
§ 37A Grants; acceptance and disbursement
§ 37B Purchase of or making payments to annuities or investments
§ 37C Promotion of racial balance
§ 37D Racial imbalance; definitions; statistics; transfers; priorities; plans for elimination; public hearings; regulations; jurisdiction; costs; attorney’s fees
§ 37E Legal counsel for collective bargaining
§ 37F Legal counsel for general purposes
§ 37G Corporal punishment of pupils prohibited; use of physical restraint; regulations
§ 37H Policies relative to conduct of teachers or students; student handbooks
§ 37H1/2 Felony complaint or conviction of student; suspension; expulsion; right to appeal
§ 37H3/4 Suspension or expulsion on grounds other than those set forth in Secs. 37H or 37H1/2
§ 37I Magnet school facilities; grants; application; approval; agreements; eligible costs; regulations
§ 37J Magnet educational programs; reimbursement for cost; definition; contracts; joining programs
§ 37K Business demonstration projects; disposition of proceeds
§ 37L Notification to school personnel of reporting requirements for child abuse and neglect and fires; reports of students possessing or using dangerous weapons on school premises; transferred students’ school records
§ 37M Consolidation of administrative functions with city or town
§ 37N Policy for school-sponsored student travel
§ 37O School bullying prohibited; bullying prevention and intervention plans; reporting of bullying incident date
§ 37P School resource officers
§ 37Q Mental health support plans
§ 37R Possession and access to two-way communication device for communicating with police and fire departments during emergency situation
§ 38 Employment of teachers, aides, principals, etc.; designation of Horace Mann teachers; performance evaluations; performance standards
§ 38A Duties; appointment of director of occupational guidance, duties of director
§ 38C Status of director of occupational guidance
§ 38D District directors of occupational guidance; appointment
§ 38F Fees for services of directors of occupational guidance; prohibition; penalty for violation
§ 38G Certification for certain teaching and administrative positions; provisional and standard certificates; policies and guidelines regarding requirements and qualifications; applications; recommendations; review; continuing education; renewal of certificate
§ 38G1/2 Specialist teacher endorsement in transition services; transition of students with disabilities to post-school activities
§ 38H School librarian and school library supervisor or co-ordinator; tenure
§ 38I Reimbursement of teachers for tuitions and fees
§ 38K Public relations bureau in school departments; establishment
§ 38M Student advisory committees
§ 38N Proposed annual budgets; public hearings required; quorum
§ 38O Sex education advisory committees
§ 38P School psychologists; tenure
§ 38Q Professional development plans; statewide assistance plan
§ 38Q1/2 Curriculum accommodation plan
§ 38R Criminal background check of current or prospective school employee, volunteer, or other persons having direct and unmonitored contact with children; criminal offender record information; state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks
§ 39 Teacher’s application forms; questions concerning religion or politics
§ 40 Compensation of teachers; deferred payment
§ 41 Tenure of teachers and superintendents; persons entitled to professional teacher status; dismissal; review
§ 41A Leaves of absence of professional staff
§ 41B Leaves of absence; Peace Corps
§ 42 Dismissal or demotion of teachers or other employees of school or school district; arbitration
§ 42B Rights of school employees in regional districts
§ 42C Records of teachers; inspection
§ 42D Suspension of district employees
§ 43 Reduction of salaries; conditions
§ 44 Restrictions on teachers’ political rights; prohibition
§ 45 Procurement of teaching positions; regulation of fees; penalty for violation
§ 47 Athletic programs; school organizations; student activity accounts
§ 47A Athletic coaches; employment
§ 48 Textbooks and school supplies
§ 48A School safety patrols; functions, limitations; liability
§ 48B Uniforms of school employees
§ 49 Purchase of textbooks by pupils
§ 49A Orders for materials and equipment; contracts for services
§ 50 Change of school books
§ 51 Exhibition of school work at expositions
§ 52 Compensation of school committee members
§ 53 School physicians and nurses
§ 53A Employment of medical personnel by superintendency district or union; compensation; removal
§ 53B Towns within a superintendency district or union; exemption from appointment requirement
§ 54 Examination of children and school personnel
§ 54A Physician or person trained in emergency medical care; assignment to interscholastic football games
§ 54B Administration of medications in school settings; regulations
§ 55 Contagious diseases; regulations
§ 55A Sick, injured or incapacitated pupils; procedure for handling; emergency first aid or transportation; exemption from civil liability
§ 55C Eye protective devices
§ 55D Musical wind instruments; notification of sanitization and option to sterilize at parental expense
§ 56 Sick children; notification of parents
§ 57 Physical examination of pupils; eye examination, written report
§ 59 Superintendent of schools; appointment; compensation; powers and duties
§ 59A Superintendents of schools in small towns; appointment; state aid for compensation
§ 59B Principals; appointment; compensation; duties; appointment of other personnel
§ 59C School councils; members; meetings; duties
§ 59D School-community partnerships; grant program
§ 61 Superintendent of schools; employment by a town union; termination of town participation in a union
§ 62 Readjustment of town unions
§ 63 School committees as joint committee; representation: meetings; employment of superintendent, removal
§ 64 Union superintendent; compensation
§ 67 Superintendents of schools; penalty for accepting fees for obtaining positions; employment of immediate family of certain persons prohibited
§ 68 Duties of towns to maintain schools; transportation of children; school building committee representation
§ 69 Display of national flags; pledge of allegiance; penalty for violation
§ 69A Plaque reading ”For God and Country”; placement on public school buildings
§ 70 Location of schools
§ 71 Use of school property; purposes
§ 71A Highway safety stations; designation, discontinuance
§ 71B Adult physical fitness programs
§ 71C Community school programs; receipts; deposit and expenditure
§ 71D Prepayment of tuition to private schools or program sources
§ 71E Appropriations for and expenditure of receipts from adult education and continuing education programs
§ 71F Nonresident or foster care students; deposit of tuition payments and state reimbursements; expenditures and appropriations
§ 72 Sale of lunches
§ 73 Closing of school for teachers’ meetings
§ 74 Management of schools funds by private corporations
§ 75 Extended courses of instruction
§ 76 Rules of admission
§ 77 Joint establishment of extended courses
§ 79 Junior College designation, degrees
§ 80 Lunch period for teachers
§ 81 Junior colleges; restriction on establishment
§ 82 Public secondary schools; right of students to freedom of expression; limitations; definitions
§ 83 Dress and appearance of students protected
§ 84 Discipline of students on matters unrelated to school-sponsored activities prohibited
§ 85 Guidelines implementing Secs. 82 to 84; rules and regulations; adoption; emergencies; procedures
§ 86 Application of Secs. 83 to 85
§ 87 Intelligence test scores; records
§ 88 Military recruiters; on-campus recruiting opportunities
§ 89 Commonwealth charter schools; Horace Mann charter schools; applications; enrollment; employees; funding
§ 90 Classroom placement of twins or higher order multiples
§ 91 Recovery High School; definition; enrollment; student performance; rules and regulations; deduction of home school district allotment for failure to transfer funds as required
§ 92 Innovation Schools
§ 93 Policy regarding internet safety measures for schools providing computer access to students
§ 94 Commonwealth virtual schools
§ 95 Reimbursement aid to municipalities for costs incurred for federal military reservation students
§ 96 Substance use prevention and abuse education policies for public schools
§ 97 Verbal screening tool for substance abuse disorders