Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

90 Section 110 amended (Boards may combine)

Replace section 110(1) with:


The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, establish a single board (a combined board) to administer a number of schools or institutions, with effect from a date specified in the notice.


The Minister may establish a combined board if the restrictions in section 111 are met and the Minister—


is satisfied of the matters in subsection (1B); or


has reasonable cause to believe the circumstances in subsection (1C) exist and has consulted—


the boards concerned; and


in the case of a State integrated school, the proprietor of that school.


For the purposes of subsection (1A)(a), the matters are that—


each of the boards concerned has made reasonable efforts to consult the parents of students (other than adult students) enrolled full-time at its schools or institutions about combining with the other boards; and


the consultation that has taken place has been adequate in all the circumstances; and


the proposed combined board is appropriate in all the circumstances.


For the purposes of subsection (1A)(b), the circumstances are that the Minister must have reasonable cause to believe that—


there are serious problems with the governance of 1 or more of the schools or institutions concerned; and


those problems could be addressed by the combined board.


When establishing a combined board for 4 or more schools, the Minister may require the combined board to have an alternative constitution.