Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 188 of the acts of 1985 is hereby amended by striking out section 25 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 25. For the purposes of this act, "public elementary and secondary school", shall include public schools in all cities, towns, regional school districts, independent vocational schools, public agricultural schools maintained by the counties of Bristol, Essex and Norfolk, and Smith's Agricultural School. "School committee" shall include school committees in all cities, towns and regional school districts, local and district trustees for vocational education and boards of trustees for the county agricultural schools. "Superintendent" shall include the chief appointed executive officer of each school district.
The provisions of this act shall also apply to educational collaboratives established under the provisions of section four E of chapter forty of the General Laws to the same extent as they apply to school committees; provided, however, that educational collaboratives shall not be eligible to receive funds under the provisions of chapter seventy A or under section fifty-five of chapter fifteen of the General Laws; and, provided further, that for the purposes of this act the term "superintendent" shall include the director of an educational collaborative, and the term "principal" shall include an individual appointed by the educational collaborative board of directors to serve in the same capacity as a principal.