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Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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Financial statements in respect of special schools not covered by statements under Article 66

67.—(1) Before the beginning of each financial year a board shall prepare a statement of the financial provision initially planned by the board in respect of that financial year for any special schools under the management of, or maintained by, the board, other than special schools in respect of which, by virtue of any provision made by regulations under Article 59, any information is required to be included in a statement prepared by the board in respect of that year under Article 66.

(2) A statement under paragraph (1) shall contain such information as the Department may direct.

(3) After the end of each financial year in respect of which a board is required to prepare a statement under paragraph (1), the board shall prepare a statement containing such information with respect to—

(a)expenditure actually incurred in that year for the purposes of all schools required to be covered by the statement under paragraph (1); and

(b)expenditure so incurred which was incurred, or is treated by the board as having been incurred, for the purposes of each such school, as the Department may direct.

(4) A statement prepared under this Article shall be prepared in such form, and published in such manner and at such times, as the Department may direct.

(5) The board shall furnish—

(a)the Board of Governors of any school required to be covered by a statement prepared under paragraph (1) in respect of any financial year; and

(b)if any of those schools is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, with a copy of each statement prepared by the board under this Article in relation to that year.

(6) A Board of Governors shall secure that a copy of any statement furnished to it under this Article is available for inspection (at all reasonable times and free of charge) at the school.

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