The Gardner Public School Committee accepts the fundamental responsibility for education of pupils in its jurisdiction pursuant to Massachusetts State Laws, particularly Chapter 76 S1 and Chapter 71, S1, S2, S3 and S37 governing school attendance, curriculum, instruction, physical education, and the powers/duties of the Gardner School Committee.
It is the policy of the Gardner School Committee that home school education may be provided as determined by statute and the administrative guidelines. Copies of the administrative guidelines are on file in the office of the Superintendent. Acceptance and completion of a home schooling plan does not meet the requirements for a Gardner High School diploma.
[Adopted: April 2001]
[Reviewed: September 2003]
[Reviewed: June 2007]
[Reviewed: September 2016]