Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

  • A correction has been made to section 156(2) on 19 May 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
47 New section 71A inserted (Off-site locations for schools)

After section 71, insert:

71A Off-site locations for schools

(1)

This section applies to the use of off-site locations by schools to provide education to 1 or more students on a long-term or full-time basis.

(2)

The Minister may, by written notice to the board of a school, approve the use of an off-site location by the school.

(3)

The Minister may issue a notice under subsection (2) only if he or she is satisfied that the board and the owner or occupier of the off-site location have both agreed to that use and the terms of that use.

(4)

Except as provided in subsection (2), a school must not—

(a)

use an off-site location; or

(b)

host an off-site location for another school.

(5)

In any case, following notice of approval being given and before any use is made of the off-site location, the board must enter into a written agreement with the Secretary that sets out—

(a)

who is responsible for the education provided at the off-site location:

(b)

who is responsible for the welfare and safety of the students at that location:

(c)

the terms agreed on any other matter the Secretary considers relevant in the particular case.

(6)

Off-site location means any premises outside the premises of the school that is to use the off-site location for the purpose described in subsection (1).