BILL NO. 102
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Education
First Reading: October 29, 2012
Second Reading: November 8, 2012
Third Reading: November 23, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 revises the wording in clause 26(1)(l) of the Education Act to be consistent with wording elsewhere in the Act.
Clause 2 revises the Act to require school principals to investigate and respond to reports of severely disruptive behaviour of students and, where the principal believes a student's well-being has been endangered as a result of the severely disruptive behaviour of any other student, to notify the students' parents.
Clause 3 adds to the Act a requirement for support staff at a school to report severely disruptive behaviour of a student to the principal.
Clause 4 amends the regulation-making authority in the Act to accommodate the amendments made by this Act.
Clause 5 provides that Sections 2 and 3 of this Act come into force upon proclamation.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Clause 26(1)(l) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by striking out "is persistently defiant or disobedient" in the last line and substituting "engages in severely disruptive behaviour, including bullying and cyberbullying".
2 Subsection 38(2) of Chapter 1 is amended by adding immediately after clause (e) the following clause:
3 Subsection 40(1) of Chapter 1 is amended by adding immediately after clause (c) the following clause:
4 Subsection 145(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 15 of the Acts of 2007, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2008, Chapter 13 of the Acts of 2010, Chapter 57 of the Acts of 2011 and Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by repealing clauses (pa), (pb) and (pc) and substituting the following clause:
5 Sections 2 and 3 come into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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