63A When school charter or updated charter takes effect

(1)

When the Secretary receives a school charter or updated school charter, the Secretary must consider whether the charter has been developed or updated in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the national administration guidelines.

(2)

Unless it takes effect on a different date under subsection (5), a new or updated school charter takes effect on the 25th working day after the date that the Secretary receives it.

(3)

If, before the first or updated school charter takes effect, the Secretary determines that it was not developed or updated in accordance with the Act or is inconsistent with the Act or the national administration guidelines, the Secretary must notify the board of the matters in the school charter to be resolved.

(4)

The Secretary must then negotiate with the board to resolve the matters concerned and, if the board and the Secretary are unable to reach agreement about the content of the school charter or updated school charter, the Secretary may require the board to amend the charter or updated charter.

(5)

If the Secretary issues a notice under subsection (3), the school charter or updated charter takes effect—

(a)

on the date agreed by the Secretary and the board; or

(b)

on the date the Secretary determines to be the commencement date for his or her amendments.

Section 63A: inserted, on 25 October 2001, by section 14 of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).