117 State schools may use off-site locations approved by Minister


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.


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


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


Except as provided under this Act, a school may not—


use an off-site location; or


host an off-site location for another school.


If approval is given under subsection (2), the board must, before any use is made of the off-site location, enter into a written agreement with the Secretary that sets out—


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


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


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


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).

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 71A