Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately establish a demonstration project for certain parent outreach programs, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 84 of chapter 71 of the acts of 1993 is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- Said department is further authorized and directed to establish a demonstration project to assess various models of parent outreach programs in working with families of school age children.
SECTION 2. Said first paragraph of said section 84 of said chapter 71 is hereby further amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Said projects shall gather data and test a variety of parent outreach programs in order to choose the model most effective and most compatible with the overall system in the commonwealth for universal implementation by January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven.
SECTION 3. The second paragraph of said section 84 of said chapter 71 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Participation by parents during the demonstration projects and thereafter shall be voluntary.