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11 Bringing proceeding in court

Should a School Attendance Officer form the view that court proceedings are the most appropriate course of action, they should refer the matter to the Wellbeing, Health and Engagement Division of the Department for a final decision.

Before contacting the Wellbeing, Health and Engagement Division, the School Attendance Officer should ensure they have evidence or reliable records of decisions that involved the exercise of some discretion or the consideration of information or excuses provided by the parent, including decisions made by a school principal before referring the matter to the School Attendance Officer.

Dated this 19th day of January 2018

Minister Merlino signature

The Hon. James Merlino MP

Minister for Education

Chapter 11 of the Attendance Guidelines containing procedures for school attendance officers when considering court proceedings

Reviewed 09 June 2020

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