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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XII EDUCATION
  • CHAPTER 71B CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Regulations; special education programs; pre-school level admission to programs; assignment of child

Section 2A - Bureau of special education appeals; duties; director; supervision; standards for dispute resolution; confidentiality; hearing officers; memorandum of understanding; bureau of special education appeals advisory council

Section 3 - Identification of school age children with a disability; diagnosis of disability; proposal of program; evaluations and assessments of child and program

Section 3A - Administrator of special education; duties; joint appointment

Section 4 - Agreements between school committees or with public or private schools

Section 5 - Costs or obligations; payment; budget

Section 5A - Special education reimbursement program

Section 5B - Pooled risk program for extraordinary and unanticipated special education costs

Section 5C - Zero interest loan program for extraordinary and unanticipated special education costs

Section 6 - Assignment of children to classes; annual report; equal educational opportunities; prima facie denial; hearings; injunctive or other relief

Section 7 - Tests for selection of children for referral, diagnosis, or evaluation

Section 8 - Transportation to and from school; reimbursement to parents

Section 9 - Department to define circumstances requiring special education programs and to provide standards

Section 9A - Workshop curriculum; parent advisory committee

Section 10 - Referral of children to institutions within or without the commonwealth on annual renewal basis upon request; requisites; expenses and cost

Section 11 - Repealed, 1991, 138, Sec. 144

Section 11A - Incarcerated children with a disability; special education

Section 12 - School departments; establishment; administration; staff; operation; expenditures; costs of education

Section 12A - Definitions applicable to Secs. 12A to 12C

Section 12B - Bureau of transitional planning; transitional advisory committee; establishment

Section 12C - Continuing habilitative services; eligibility; transitional plan; rules and regulations

Section 13 - Repealed, 1986, 599, Sec. 27

Section 13A - Repealed, 1978, 367, Sec. 70J

Section 14 - Special needs programs; reimbursement of transportation costs

Section 15 - Repealed, 1983, 688, Sec. 2

Section 16 - Students with disabilities; participation in high school graduation ceremonies and activities without award of high school diploma