Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975

44 Proprietors unable to meet obligations

(1)

In the event of the proprietors of an integrated school finding themselves unable to meet the financial or other commitments accepted by them under the integration agreement, they shall notify the Minister accordingly. Upon being so notified, the Minister may, in his discretion and after such consultation with the proprietors as he thinks necessary in any such case,—

(a)

cancel the integration agreement in accordance with section 11; or

(b)

close the school pursuant to section 12; or

(c)

arrange for the acquisition by the Crown, in accordance with the Public Works Act 1981, of any land, buildings, and chattels relating to the school that are owned or leased by the proprietors, and that the Minister considers appropriate for the purpose of establishing a State school.

(2)

When the Minister acts in accordance with paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of subsection (1), the provisions of this Act relating to the cancellation of an integration agreement or to the closure of an integrated school, as the case may be, shall apply accordingly.

(3)

In any case where, in accordance with paragraph (c) of subsection (1), the land, buildings, and chattels relating to an integrated school that is a primary school have been acquired by the Crown, the education board of the education district in which that school is situated shall, on the direction of the Minister, establish that school as a State school.

Section 44(1)(a): amended, on 19 December 1998, by section 15(1) of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 119).

Section 44(1)(c): replaced, on 19 December 1998, by section 15(2) of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 119).