Education Standards Act 2001

  • This version includes a correction to section 69(2) made under section 25(j)(iii) and 25(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
7 New section 11MA inserted

The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 11M, the following section:

11MA Making minor amendments to enrolment schemes

(1)

A state school that wishes to make a minor amendment to its enrolment scheme may make it using the procedure set out in subsection (2) instead of going through the process set out in sections 11H to 11J.

(2)

In order to make a minor amendment to its enrolment scheme under this section, a school must—

(a)

apply to the Secretary for confirmation that the proposed amendment is minor; and

(b)

on receiving confirmation from the Secretary, give notice of the proposed amendment; and

(c)

forward to the Secretary any written comments or queries received by the school regarding the proposed amendment; and

(d)

adopt the amendment by resolution of the school’s Board.

(3)

A school may not adopt an amendment under subsection (2)(d) unless—

(a)

at least 1 month has passed since notice of the proposal was given; and

(b)

the Secretary has, after that time, given approval for the amendment to be incorporated.

(4)

At any time before the amendment is incorporated into the enrolment scheme, the Secretary may advise the school that the proposed amendment is not minor, in which case the school may not adopt the amendment without going through the process set out in sections 11H to 11J.