Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975

37 Financial contributions

(1)

In addition to the authority vested in them by section 36, the proprietors of any integrated school may conduct fund-raising activities within the school, inform the parents of the financial obligations of the proprietors in the prospectus and in other ways, and request the parents of pupils attending the school to make regular financial contributions to the proprietors for their benefit in meeting any debts, mortgage, lien, or other charge associated with the land and buildings that constitute the school premises or are associated with the school.

(2)

Financial contributions other than attendance dues shall be made on a voluntary basis and no pupil shall be refused enrolment because of the unwillingness of the parents to make such contributions.

(3)

No controlling authority of any integrated school, nor the principal nor any member of the staff (whether employed or retained as a teacher or in any other capacity), nor any pupil of the school shall take any part during normal school hours as such controlling authority, principal, or staff member, or pupil in any school activity directed to raising funds for the benefit of the proprietors in meeting any debts, mortgage, lien, or other charge associated with the land and buildings that constitute the school premises or are associated with the school.

(4)

The proprietors shall keep accounts of money raised by them and by a controlling authority, principal, staff member, or pupil pursuant to this section, and shall cause such accounts to be audited by a qualified auditor (within the meaning of section 35 of the Financial Reporting Act 2013) at least once in every period of 12 months, and shall make a true copy of the accounts and of the auditor’s report on them available on request to the parents of pupils attending the school and to other contributors.

Section 37(4): amended, on 1 July 2015, by section 17 of the Financial Reporting Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 64).