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AA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEGAL STATUS

File:  AA

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT LEGAL STATUS

 

The legal basis for public education in the district is in the will of the people as expressed in the Constitution of Massachusetts and state statues pertaining to education.

 

Under the General Laws of Massachusetts,

 

“¼ Every town shall maintain¼a sufficient number of schools for the instruction of all children who may legally attend a public school therein.”

 

The public education system of Gardner is structurally a department of the city operated under laws pertaining to education and under regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Education. The area served by the Gardner Public Schools is conterminous with the City of Gardner.

 

Established by law.

 

 

[Adopted: 3/8/99]

 

[Reviewed: 10/09/01]

 

[Reviewed: 3/2011]

 

[Reviewed: January 2017]

 

LEGAL REFS.:

Constitution of Massachusetts, Part II, Chapter V, Section II

M.G.L. 71:1

 

CROSS REF.:

BB, School Committee Legal Status

 

Historical Note:

Massachusetts has the oldest public school system in the nation. Dating back to 1647, the laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony required towns to provide for a program of public education.

 

   
   
   
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