There will be tougher penalties to anyone who behaves in an offensive or abusive manner on school grounds, under proposed changes in the Education and Children’s Services Bill 2017.
New penalties – up to $2,500 – will apply to those who behave in an offensive manner or use abusive, threatening or insulting language towards principals, teachers and other staff at government and non-government schools, or through other communication channels. Other reforms in the Bill include:
Following public consultation between 19 December 2016 and 10 March 2017, the new legislation will replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children’s Services Act 1985 and modernises arrangements for both teachers and early childhood workers under a single Act.
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