Massachusetts School Attendance Law (M.G.L. c. 76, s. 5) provides that "no person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation."
If You Are a Victim
If you have a complaint about discrimination in public education, you may consider contacting the Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education, the U.S. Department of Education, or you may contact the Civil Rights Division at (617) 727-2200 to file a civil rights complaint.
Safe Schools Initiative
The Safe Schools Initiative (SSI) is based upon the principle that children learn best and teachers teach best when schools are safe. SSI provides policies to help Massachusetts schools build a positive climate, free from harassment, bullying and hate crimes.