Special education

98 Special schools and classes

(1)

Having regard to the provision of special education in any locality or localities, the Minister may—

(a)

establish any special school:

(b)

establish, or authorise the establishment of, any special class, clinic, or service, either as a separate unit or in connection with any State primary school, secondary school, technical institute, community college or integrated school, or in connection with any public institution approved for the purpose by him:

(c)
[Repealed]

provided that any special school established under paragraph (a) may be placed under the control of the education board of the district and shall, where so placed, be deemed to be a State primary school, save that it may, on the recommendation of the education board and with the approval of the Minister, be placed under the control of any person or persons appointed by the education board for the purpose instead of a school’s board.

(2)

The Minister may likewise disestablish any special school, class, clinic, or service established under subsection (1), if he is dissatisfied with the manner in which the school, class, clinic, or service is being conducted, or if he considers that sufficient provision is made by another similarly established special school, class, clinic, or service, or by any other school or class in or reasonably near to the same locality:

provided that in the last-mentioned case he shall, if the controlling authority of the school, class, clinic, or service so requires, give 3 months’ notice of his intention to disestablish the same.

Compare: 1914 No 56 s 56; 1921–22 No 27 s 6

Section 98(1)(b): amended, on 16 August 1976, by section 83(9) of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 (1975 No 129).

Section 98(1)(b): amended, on 8 November 1974, by section 14(2) of the Education Amendment Act (No 2) 1974 (1974 No 136).

Section 98(1)(c): repealed, on 19 May 2017, by section 161(1) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 98(1) proviso: amended, on 18 May 1989, pursuant to section 22(3)(b) of the School Trustees Act 1989 (1989 No 3).