Disciplinary Actions Imposed by DESE: License Invalidations


Prior to August 1, 2012, oversight of occupational schools resided with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Under M.G.L. Chapter 30A and 603 CMR 3.17, DESE had the authority to suspend or revoke the license of registration of an occupational school for cause. The table below displays a listing of license invalidations taken by DESE:

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School/Location Reason for Invalidation Date of
Butera School of Art
111 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116
Joseph Butera, Director
School changed ownership without obtaining prior approval as arequired by 603 CMR 3.02(4); therefore, the trade school license became invalid. 7/26/10