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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2366..


Schedules of amendments

Schedule 1

Education Amendment Bill 2008

Amendments moved by Ms Hunter

1

Clause 4

Page 2, line 9-

omit clause 4, substitute

4 Establishing government schools etc

Section 20 (5) and (6)

substitute

(5) Before making a decision to close or amalgamate a government school, the Minister must take the following steps:

(a) tell the school community that the Minister is considering closing or amalgamating the school and the reasons why;

(b) obtain a report from the committee established under section 20A to use in consultation with the school community under paragraph (c) that-

(i) comprehensively assesses the impacts of closing or amalgamating the school on the school community; and

Note For what impacts must be assessed, see s 20B.

(ii) identifies alternatives to closing or amalgamating the school;

(c) consult with the school community for at least 6 months on the educational, economic, environmental and social impacts of, and identifying alternatives to, closing or amalgamating the school;

Note For how the Minister must undertake consultation, see s 20A.

(d) publish in a daily newspaper-

(i) notice of a proposal to close or amalgamate the school; and

(ii) details of where a copy of the report mentioned in paragraph (b) can be obtained;

Example

a website operated by the administrative unit responsible for this Act

Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132).


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