The legal basis for public education in the town is vested in the will
of the people as expressed in the Constitution of Massachusetts and
state statutes pertaining to education.
Under the General Laws of Massachusetts,
"…Every town shall maintain…a sufficient number of schools for the
instruction of all children who may legally attend a public school
The public educational system for students in kindergarten through
grade six of Pelham structurally is a department of the town operated
under laws pertaining to education and under regulations of the
Massachusetts Board of Education. The area served by the Pelham Public
Schools in coterminous with the Town of Pelham.
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/7/82
Effective Date: 12/7/82