Sun, 30 Apr 2000 15:19:14 EDT
Betsy East here.
Even though SVS has been going strong in Massachusetts these thirty years,
that's no reflection on what the law allows. Here, the school committee in
the town is charged with "approving" private schools; if the school committee
doesn't want a private school in the town - of any kind - they simply can say
What's required of schools by state law is really quite minimal - things like
"good citizenship" and "hygiene" . The law dates to the 1920s. Popular
perception has it, though, that the school essentially has to be like all the
A child attending an "unapproved" school is truant, and that belongs to the
school superintendent of the town where the child lives.
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