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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 36         FILED ON: 1/5/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 169


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas M. Stanley


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 charter schools 2..






Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 36        FILED ON: 1/5/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 169

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 169) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to charter school applications.  Education.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3413 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to charter schools 2..

              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 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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