§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Commissioner of education; powers and duties regarding vocational-technical education
§ 2A Outside work projects of students; rules and regulations
§ 2B Construction program students; low income housing
§ 3 Establishment in towns; management
§ 4 Establishment by districts
§ 5 District trustees; powers and duties
§ 5A Establishment of vocational-technical schools by regional school districts
§ 5B Vocational-technical education collaboratives
§ 6 Advisory committees
§ 7 Admission of non-resident pupils
§ 7A Pupils placed in schools by department of children and families; tuition
§ 7B Apprenticeship program
§ 7C Persons admitted to school in town other than resident town; payment of tuition
§ 8A Transportation of students
§ 13 Time for holding classes; required age of students
§ 14 Practical arts classes; required age of students
§ 14A Practical art classes; receipt and use of federal funds
§ 14B Culinary arts; revolving fund
§ 15 Instructions in agriculture and horticulture; establishment
§ 16 Establishment of agricultural or horticultural classes; advertising requirement
§ 17 Acquisition of land for use of agricultural classes
§ 18 Competency-based vocational-technical teacher training standards
§ 20 Custodian of federal funds
§ 21 Expenditure of federal funds
§ 22 Use of federal funds
§ 22D Cooperation with federal authorities for rehabilitation of veterans
§ 22E Employment of teachers; conditions
§ 23 Independent industrial shoemaking school of the city of Lynn
§ 24 Smith Agricultural School; maintenance; superintendents
§ 24B Public secondary vocational-technical school districts and public institutions of higher education; coordination of programs
§ 25 County agricultural schools; state aid for maintenance; conditions
§ 26 Management; appointment of trustees
§ 27 Compensation of trustees
§ 28 Duties of trustees; preparation of budget
§ 29 Funds raised by taxation
§ 30 Disposition of income
§ 31 Receipt and use of gift
§ 31A Transportation of pupils
§ 31B Supervision of athletic and other organizations
§ 32 Admission of non-residents
§ 33 Tuition
§ 34 Bristol school; special courses of instruction
§ 35 Courses of instruction
§ 36 Short unit courses
§ 37 Duties of school staffs
§ 37A Technical institutes
§ 37B Nondegree granting post-secondary vocational education programs
§ 37C Admission of nonresidents to nondegree granting post-secondary vocational education programs
§ 37F Receipts from tuition and fees from nondegree granting post-secondary vocational education programs held in separate account
§ 41 Lease of state facilities for re-education and rehabilitation in industry of soldiers and sailors
§ 42A Bradford Durfee College of Technology and New Bedford Institute of Technology; honorary master of science degree
§ 42B Bradford Durfee College of Technology and New Bedford Institute of Technology; honorary doctorates
§ 42C Professors and teachers; removal; hearing
§ 42D Board of trustees, powers and duties
§ 42E Standards; courses of instructions; powers of trustees
§ 42F Rules and regulations; meetings of trustees; quorum
§ 42G Delegation of powers by trustees
§ 42H Audit of accounts
§ 42I Budget
§ 42J Appropriations
§ 42K Receipts and expenditures; annual report; monthly statements; accounting system
§ 42L Special trusts, etc.; management
§ 42M College and institute property; management and administration
§ 42N Purchases
§ 42O Election of officers; salaries of officers and professional staff; employment, status and benefits of personnel
§ 42P Travel policy
§ 42Q Control, movement and parking of motor vehicles
§ 43 Acceptance of gifts
§ 44 Reports
§ 45 Insurance
§ 46 Tuition
§ 46A Functions; testing of new and useful improvements in textile machinery and apparatus
§ 46B Research foundations; patents
§ 52 Nautical schools
§ 54 Establishment and maintenance of schools for institutional on-farm training for World War II and Korean emergency veterans
§ 56 Program for expansion of not-for-credit vocationally-oriented instruction
§ 57 Program to support training and education programs that address workforce shortages of advanced automotive and diesel technician industry
§ 58 Use of tobacco products within school buildings or facilities or on school grounds

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 74 - Vocational Education

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