HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1189        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to student readmittance after exclusion..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Chapter 76 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended, by inserting, after section 2, the following section:-

SECTION 2 ½.  A student who has been excluded from school for any given amount of time shall be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian in order to be readmitted into said school. The principal of said school shall request the parent or the legal guardian of the student to sign a document stating that the parent or the legal guardian has been notified of the reason for the student’s exclusion, and has been informed of school procedures and regulations relative to the student exclusion and readmittance. Upon the signing of the document, the student may be readmitted into said school.