154A Minister may redesignate, or remove designation from, schools

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, and after consultation with the board of the affected school, do any of the following:

(a)

designate a State school that is not a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school as a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school:

(b)

remove the designation of a Kura Kaupapa Maori and redesignate it as a designated character school:

(c)

remove the designation of a designated character school and redesignate it as a Kura Kaupapa Maori:

(d)

remove the designation of a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school while keeping the school established as a State school.

(2)

The designation or removal of designation of a school under this section takes effect on the date specified in the notice under subsection (1) and, on and from that date,—

(a)

section 156 applies to a school that is designated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori; and

(b)

section 156 applies to a school that is designated as a designated character school; and

(c)

section 156 ceases to apply to a school that has its designation as a Kura Kaupapa Maori removed; and

(d)

section 156 ceases to apply to a school that has its designation as a designated character school removed.

(3)

The notice under subsection (1) may prescribe a new name for the redesignated school.

(4)

Section 156 applies in respect of a school that is, or is to be, redesignated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori in the same way as it would apply if the school were being established as a Kura Kaupapa Maori.

(5)

No school may have its designation as a Kura Kaupapa Maori removed unless the Minister has first consulted with te kaitiaki o Te Aho Matua (as identified under section 155B).

(6)

No State school may be designated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori unless the Minister has first consulted with te kaitiaki o Te Aho Matua on the ability of the school to operate in accordance with Te Aho Matua (as defined in section 155A).

(7)

Section 156 applies in respect of a school that is, or is to be, redesignated as a designated character school in the same way as it would apply if the school were being established as a designated character school.

Section 154A: inserted, on 17 May 2006, by section 38 of the Education Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 19).

Section 154A(2)(a): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 110(1) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 154A(2)(c): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 110(1) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 154(4): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 110(2) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).