§ 1 Requirements and exceptions
§ 1A Pupil absence notification programs
§ 1B Pupil absence notification program
§ 2 Duties of parents; penalty
§ 2A Attendance of deaf children; penalty
§ 3 Attendance of illiterate minors; penalties
§ 4 Inducing absences; penalty
§ 5 Place of attendance; violations; discrimination
§ 6 Payment of tuition for non-resident children
§ 7 Tuition; children under control of department of children and families; foster care; reimbursement
§ 9 High school tuition of children under control of department of public welfare, etc.
§ 10 Settlements of accounts between towns and department of public welfare, etc.
§ 11 Tuition of children in institutions
§ 12 Attendance outside place of residence
§ 12A Plan for attendance in public school to eliminate racial imbalance; adoption; financial and technical assistance
§ 12B Definitions; attendance of school other than in city or town of residence of child; reports; tuition; parent information system; transportation reimbursement program; funding
§ 12C School Choice Tuition Trust Fund
§ 13 Transfer cards
§ 14 Island children; transportation
§ 15 Vaccination and immunization
§ 15A Sickle cell anemia; blood tests
§ 15B Screening programs, testing, treatment, etc. for sickle cell anemia and related genetically-linked diseases; rules and regulations; records and information, disclosure restricted
§ 15C Immunization of college health science students
§ 15D Meningococcal disease; college students immunization
§ 16 Children excluded from school; remedies
§ 17 Hearing prerequisite to exclusion
§ 18 Notice to parent or guardian and meeting with school committee prerequisite to student permanently leaving school; annual report; application of section
§ 19 Supervisors of attendance; employment
§ 20 Powers and duties of supervisors of attendance
§ 21 Opportunity for academic progress for suspended students; education service plans; alternative educational services

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 76 - School Attendance

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.