Civil Rights

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law in the United States that addresses the educational rights and protections of homeless children and youth. It ensures that homeless students have equal access to free and appropriate public education. The Act requires school districts to eliminate barriers to enrollment, attendance, and success in school that may be encountered by homeless students.

For more information contact your students Guidance Counselor


District Curriculum Accomodation Plan

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 71, Section 38Q1/2

Section 38Q1/2. A school district shall adopt and implement a curriculum accommodation plan to assist principals in ensuring that all efforts have been made to meet students' needs in regular education. The plan shall be designed to assist the regular classroom teacher in analyzing and accommodating diverse learning styles of all children in the regular classroom and in providing appropriate services and support within the regular education program including, but not limited to, direct and systematic instruction in reading and provision of services to address the needs of children whose behavior may interfere with learning, or who do not qualify for special education services under chapter 71B. The curriculum accommodation plan shall include provisions encouraging teacher mentoring and collaboration and parental involvement.

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Title IX

Title IX requires that schools and districts take appropriate steps to address sex discrimination. The requirements of Title IX apply to incidents of sexual misconduct, including incidents that involve both student-on-student misconduct and staff-on-student misconduct.
For more information contact Nancy Alpine, Title IX Coordinator and Pupil Services Director at or by phone 508-248-5971 ext:1713