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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1989         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 532

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martha M. Walz

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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 technical corrections of the achievement gap law.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1989        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 532

By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 532) of Martha M. Walz for legislation to make certain technical changes in the law relative to the achievement gap in the public schools.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to technical corrections of the achievement gap law.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to clarify the Achievement Gap law, 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 1J of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “based”, in line 37, the following word:- on.

              SECTION 2. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 33 and 99, the word “rates”.

              SECTION 3. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 113, the word “and”. 

              SECTION 4. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 133, the words “promotion and graduation” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- promotion, graduation.

              SECTION 5. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 160, 161 and 162, the word “, or” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- or. 

              SECTION 6. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 170, the word  “reapplications,” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- reapplications;.

              SECTION 7. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “issues”, in line 271, the following word:- to.

              SECTION 8. Said section 1J of chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “for”,  in line 271, the following word:- a.

              SECTION 9. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 279, the word “who” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- of whom.

              SECTION 10. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 296, the word  “circumstance” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- circumstance.

              SECTION 11. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 427 and 457, the words “attendance, dismissal rates” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- attendance, dismissal.

              SECTION 12. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 458, the words “promotion and graduation” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- promotion, graduation.

              SECTION 13. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 501 and 535, the word “superintendent” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- commissioner or, if one has been appointed pursuant to subsection (r), the school’s receiver.

              SECTION 14. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 513, the word “the” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- a.

              SECTION 15. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 524, the figure “(7)” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- (8).

              SECTION 16. Said section 1J of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 581, the word “may”and inserting in place thereof the following word:- may.

              SECTION 17. Section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 42, the word “an” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- a.

              SECTION 18. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 74, the word “meetings” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- meeting.

              SECTION 19. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 86, the word “commissioner,” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- commissioner.

              SECTION 20. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 114, the word “an” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- a.

              SECTION 21. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 121, the word “ rates”.

              SECTION 22. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 122, the words “promotion and graduation” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- promotion, graduation.

              SECTION 23. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 146 and 148, the word “, or” and inserting in place thereof the word:- or.

              SECTION 24. Said section 1K of said chapter 69 , as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 163, the words “reapplications.” and inserting in place thereof the following:- reapplications.

              SECTION 25. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 174, the word “the” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- a.

              SECTION 26. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 196, the words “commissioner/superintendent” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- commissioner.

              SECTION 27. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 217, the word “if” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- If.

              SECTION 28. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 234, the word “ dispute ” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a dispute.

              SECTION 29. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 242, the word “who” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- of whom.

              SECTION 30. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 263, the word “circumstance,” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- circumstance.

              SECTION 31. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 268 and 277, the word “subsection (g)” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- subsection (h).

              SECTION 32. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “in”, in line 297, the following word:- a.

              SECTION 33. Said section 1K of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 328, the word “subsection (h)” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- subsection (i).

              SECTION 34. Section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 44, the word “conversion” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- conversions.

              SECTION 35. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 82, the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- by-laws.

              SECTION 36. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 142, the word “subdivisions,” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- subdivisions.

              SECTION 37. Said section 89 of said chapter 71 , as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 143 and 144, the words “board, the applicant, in support of, or in opposition to, the school submitted” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board and the applicant.

              SECTION 38. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 233, the word “: (i)”.

              SECTION 39. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “of”, in line 237, the following words:- (i).   

              SECTION 40. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “and”, in line 240, the following:- (ii).

              SECTION 41. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 241, the figure “(ii)”.

              SECTION 42. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 246, the figure “(iii)”.

              SECTION 43. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 248, the figure “(iv)”.

              SECTION 44. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 249, the figure “(v)”.

              SECTION 45. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 264, the word “previous” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- previously.

              SECTION 46. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 354, the word “of” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- to.

              SECTION 47. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “vacant”, in line 377, the following word:- seats.

              SECTION 48. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 430, the word “the”.

              SECTION 49. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 748, the word “on” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- and.

              SECTION 50. Said section 89 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 763, the word “learners” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- learner.

              SECTION 51. Section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “(xii)”, in line 62, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- (xiii).

              SECTION 52. Section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 165, the figure “(7)” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- and (vii).

              SECTION 53. Said section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 175, the word “, the” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- the.

              SECTION 54. Said section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 180, the word “schoolcommittee” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- school committee.

              SECTION 55. Said section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 179, the word “the”, the second time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- , the.

              SECTION 56. Said section 92 of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “(l);”, in line 212, the following word:- and.

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