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Procedure after decision to take action in respect of school

    (1)     If the Authority is satisfied, after the conduct of a review and evaluation of a school in accordance with section 4.3.3, that it is in the interests of the students enrolled at the school, or in the public interest, that the Authority should take any action referred to in section 4.3.4, the Authority may take that action in accordance with this section and section 4.3.4.

    (2)     Before making a determination to take an action the Authority must give to the school affected a written notice stating the following—

        (a)     the action the Authority proposes to take;

        (b)     the reasons for taking that action;

        (c)     the time within which the school may make submissions under subsection (3).

    (3)     The Authority must give the school affected the following period within which the school may make submissions to the Authority and to the Minister to show cause why the proposed action should not be taken—

        (a)     in the case of a general review and evaluation, 28 business days after the school receives notice of the action;

        (b)     in the case of a specific review and evaluation , 10 business days after the school receives notice of the action.

    (4)     The Authority must—

S. 4.3.3G(4)(a) amended by No. 33/2020 s. 18(6).

        (a)     consider any submissions made in accordance with subsection (3) to the Authority; and

        (b)     comply with any directions of the Minister given to the Authority after the Minister has considered any submissions made to the Minister about the proposed action.

S. 4.3.4 (Heading) amended by No. 33/2020 s. 18(7).

    (5)     The Authority, on the application of the school, may extend the period within which submissions may be made under subsection (3)(b).

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