11G Instructions and guidelines on operation of enrolment schemes

(1)

The Secretary may issue instructions to State schools that have enrolment schemes about the following matters:

(a)

the procedures for holding ballots:

(b)

the dates on which ballots are to be held:

(c)

the establishment and maintenance of waiting lists:

(d)

the information to be given to applicants who live outside the school’s home zone:

(e)

any other matter that the Secretary considers necessary for ensuring the fair, transparent, and efficient operation of enrolment schemes.

(2)

Instructions issued under subsection (1)—

(a)

must be complied with by schools; and

(b)

may apply to all or specified schools or classes of school; and

(c)

must be notified in the Gazette, either in full, or by a notice outlining the content of the instructions and saying where a copy can be obtained, and the date on which the instructions take effect; and

(d)

may be amended or revoked, in which case notice of the amendment or revocation must be given in the Gazette, as described in paragraph (c).

(3)

The Secretary may issue guidelines to State schools about any or all of the following matters:

(a)

the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes may be exercised (including, in particular, the power in section 11P(2)(a) relating to the determination of whether an applicant lives within a home zone or outside it):

(b)

the kinds of amendments to enrolment schemes that are minor amendments for the purpose of section 11MA, or the criteria for deciding what is a minor amendment, or both:

(c)

the manner in which schools must conduct reviews under section 11OA (which relates to the review of a student’s enrolment).

Section 11G: replaced, on 8 July 2000, by section 4 of the Education Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 21).

Section 11G(3): replaced, on 25 October 2001, by section 6 of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).