SENATE DOCKET, NO. 877        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 283



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act to promote alternative dispute resolution for students.


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

SECTION 1. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding, in the third paragraph of subsection 1D of Section 29, the following sentence:- “The board shall also establish standards for the inclusion in curriculum at all grade levels, frameworks designed to teach students methods of resolving interpersonal disputes in productive and effective ways and which shall discourage the use of violence and/or other forms of abuse in the resolution of such disputes”.