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Application: Mandatory
Effective: 29 November 2011

Emergency and Critical Incident Management


Appendices

Appendix C Temporary school closure

Under Section 56(1) (b) of the School Education Act 1999 and related delegations, the Director General or the Deputy Director General, Schools may, on such terms or conditions as they think fit, close any government school temporarily.

Under Regulation 82 of the School Education Act Regulations 2000, the principal or the Department's Head of Security may order the temporary closure of the whole or a particular part of the school's premises:

  • to protect the health or safety of persons in the vicinity of the school's premises or the part of the premises to be closed; or
  • to protect or secure the school premises or the part of the premises to be closed from damage or despoliation or further damage or despoliation.

The order may be for such period as is necessary for the purposes set out above but is of no effect if it purports to permanently close the school premises or part of the school premises.

Under Regulation 83 of the School Education Act Regulations 2000, the principal is to notify the Executive Director, Metropolitan Schools or Executive Director, Regional and Remote Schools immediately after an order to temporarily close the school or part of the school has been made.

Under Regulation 85 of the School Education Act Regulations 2000 and related delegations, the Director General, Executive Director Metropolitan Schools or Executive Director Regional and Remote Schools may vary or revoke an order made under Regulation 82.


Emergency and Critical Incident Management
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