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Do you go to a public or charter school in Massachusetts that is not part of the Boston Public Schools district?

Students at charter schools in Boston or any public school in MA still have rights around discipline, even if they are not as progressive and student friendly as Boston. Under Chapter 222, students have more rights than they did in the past. Our friends at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice compiled state laws into a resource for students and families across the state. BSAC members worked with the Laywers' Committee to make sure that it is easy to understand and helpful for students and families.

Click here for a copy of Measuring Up: How to Make Sure Your School Complies with Massachusetts Student Discipline Laws in English. Access the Spanish language version here.

More resources, including a disciplinary hearing checklist and the report Not Measuring Up: The State of School Discipline in Massachusetts at the Lawyers' Committee website are found here.