TThe length of the school day is established in the collective bargaining agreements with the various school unions. The specific opening and closing times of the schools will be recommended by the Superintendent and set by the Committee.
The Superintendent is authorized to make minor changes in opening and closing times to simplify transportation scheduling; however, major changes in schedules will be subject to Committee approval.
Parents and guardians will be informed of the opening and closing times set by the Committee. To help insure the safety of all children, parents/guardians will also be notified that students will not be admitted into the school building until the start of the official day unless circumstances require earlier admittance.
SOURCE: MASC April 2019
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 15:1G; 69:1G; 71:59
603 CMR 27.00
NOTE: Each Committee should verify the specific times set in the handbook for allowing students into the school building. In some cases, this may be established in the collective bargaining agreements.