Education Amendment Act 2013

8 Section 17D amended (Re-enrolment of excluded or expelled student)
  • (1) Replace section 17D(2) with:

    • (2) Subject to sections 16(1)(b) and 158R(1)(b), the board of a State school may refuse to enrol a student who is for the time being excluded or expelled (whether under section 15 or 17) from another State school or a partnership school kura hourua.

    (2) In section 17D(3)(a), after expelled, insert from a State school.

    (3) After section 17D(3), insert:

    • (3A) The Secretary may, in the case of a student who has turned 16, direct the sponsor of a partnership school kura hourua to enrol the student at the school if—

      • (a) the student has been expelled from a State school under section 17; and

      • (b) the student's parents agree to the enrolment; and

      • (c) the Secretary has made all reasonable attempts to consult the student, the sponsor, and any other person or organisation that, in the opinion of the Secretary, may be interested in, or be able to advise on or help with, the student's education or welfare.

    (4) After section 17D(4), insert:

    • (5) A sponsor must comply with a direction under subsection (3A), and the direction overrides any enrolment process the partnership school kura hourua may have in place.