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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


Clause 4

Page 2, line 9-

omit clause 4, substitute

4 Establishing government schools etc

Section 20 (5) and (6)


(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;


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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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