Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Out of home area enrolment

Department of Education Media Release

22 Aug 2012

These lines can be attributed to Education Deputy Secretary Liz Banks.

15 August

The Department of Education, through school principals, is currently consulting with school communities on the draft Enrolment, Attendance and Participation Policy and the draft Enrolment of Students in Out-of-Home-Area Schools Procedure.

At this point the policies are in draft stage and a Reference Group (including representatives from the Department, Principals, the AEU, parent and school communities) is undertaking the consultation process.

Feedback from school communities to the Reference Group is encouraged and all feedback will be considered.

A number of submissions have been received to date, and further submissions are expected over the coming weeks.

The timeframes for implementation of the policy, procedure, and framework are dependent on the extent of feedback received and are yet to be finalised.

The Reference Group will meet again early in Term 3.

The Department will work with schools and school communities to ensure smooth implementation of any new processes.

The draft policy is similar to out-of-area enrolment guidelines in all other Australian states and territories.

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