Student dismissal

Principals are required to ensure that arrangements have been made for the maximum number of students (particularly students of compulsory school age) to attend school during any industrial action. The dismissal of students should only be considered where:

  • alternative resources, including casual relief teachers and parental assistance, are not available
  • the school is able to give parents notification the day before, that students will not be required to attend

When there has been no opportunity to inform parents, students are not to be dismissed from school or left unsupervised in classrooms or the school grounds.

Student dismissal for Industrial Action — Teaching Service

Reviewed 02 April 2020

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