Under Mass. Gen. Laws c. 40, s. 4E, two or more school committees may form an educational collaborative to provide certain educational programs and services. The Commissioner of Education as well as the member school committees must approve each educational collaborative.
As an association of collaboratives across the state, the Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC) is guided by this vision and mission:
The Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives is a highly visible, influential organization that is recognized as the Commonwealth’s primary advocate for and facilitator of inter-district collaboration in education and related services.
To provide a forum to enhance the ability of Collaborative Directors to promote leadership and direction to their organizations through professional development, information exchange, and advocacy for Collaborative programming such that Massachusetts Collaboratives can better serve their constituents.