SECTION 1. Section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (g) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:—
Before final approval to establish a commonwealth charter school the board of education with a majority of its members present shall hold a public hearing on said application in the municipality in which the proposed charter school is to be located. The board shall solicit and review comments on the application from the local school committee for the school district in which said charter school is to be located. Unless a majority of the members of the board of education are present at the public hearing. The application for a commonwealth charter school shall be deemed denied.
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