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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1187         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1088


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Martha M. Walz


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.






Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

William N. Brownsberger


Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1187        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1088

By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1088) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the board of elementary and secondary education.  Education.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 4645 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to strengthen the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 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, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Section 1E of chapter 15 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 12 through 13, the words “and 6 additional members” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              1 current teacher selected by the governor from a list of 4 nominees offered jointly by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teachers of Massachusetts; and 5 additional members. No appointive member of said board, except the current teacher, shall be employed by or receive regular compensation from the department of elementary and secondary education, or from any school, public or independent, in the commonwealth, or serve as a member of any school committee.

              SECTION 2. Said section 1E, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “education”, in line 37, the following:-

              or a public school district

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