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CHAPTER IN.I.FINANCING OF SCHOOLS BY BOARDS

Schemes for financing schoolsN.I.

Arts. 44 - 54 rep. by 2003 NI 12

Suspension of financial delegation for mismanagement, etc.N.I.

55.—(1) [F1Where it appears to [F2the Authority], in the case of any relevant school with a delegated budget,], that the Board of Governors of the school—

(a)has been guilty of a substantial or persistent failure to comply with any requirements or conditions applicable under the scheme; or

(b)is not managing the appropriation or expenditure of the sum put at its disposal for the purposes of the school in a satisfactory manner,

[F2the Authority] may suspend the Board of Governors' right to a delegated budget by giving the Board of Governors (subject to paragraph (4)) not less than one month's notice of suspension.

(2) Any notice under paragraph (1) shall specify the grounds for the proposed suspension, giving particulars of any alleged failure on the part of the Board of Governors to comply with any requirements or conditions applicable under the scheme and of any alleged mismanagement on its part.

(3) A copy of the notice shall be given to—

(a)the principal of the school;

(b)the Department; and

(c)where the school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools,

at the same time as the notice is given to the Board of Governors.

(4) [F2The Authority] may suspend the right mentioned in paragraph (1) of any Board of Governors to which it has given notice under that paragraph before the expiry of the period of notice if it appears to the board to be necessary to do so by reason of gross incompetence or mismanagement on the part of the Board of Governors or other emergency.

(5) [F2The Authority] may withdraw a notice given under paragraph (1) at any time before the expiry of the period of notice.

(6) If [F2the Authority] exercises its power under paragraph (4) or (5), it shall immediately give written notification of its action and, in the case of action under paragraph (4), of the reasons for it to—

(a)the Board of Governors and principal of the school;

(b)the Department; and

(c)where the school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools.

(7) During any period when a Board of Governors' right to a delegated budget is suspended under this Article, the duty of [F2the Authority] under[F1 Article 6(1) of the 2003 Order] shall not apply in relation to that Board of Governors.

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Review of suspensionN.I.

56.—(1) It shall be the duty of [F3the Authority]

(a)to review before the beginning of every financial year any suspension under Article 55 which is for the time being in force;

(b)for the purposes of that review, to afford—

(i)the Board of Governors of the school concerned;

(ii)the principal of the school concerned; and

(iii)where the school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools,

an opportunity for making representations with respect to the suspension and to have regard to any representations made by the Board of Governors, the principal or that Council;

(c)to revoke any such suspension where [F2the Authority] considers it appropriate to do so.

(2) [F2The Authority] shall give—

(a)the Board of Governors concerned;

(b)the principal of the school concerned;

(c)the Department; and

(d)where that school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools,

written notification of its decision on any such review.

(3) The revocation of a suspension on a review under this Article shall take effect as from the beginning of the financial year next following the review.

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Appeal against suspension or refusal to revoke itN.I.

57.—(1) A Board of Governors shall be entitled to appeal to the Department against—

(a)the imposition of any suspension under Article 55; or

(b)any refusal of [F2the Authority] to revoke any such suspension on a review under Article 56.

(2) On an appeal under this Article, the Department—

(a)may allow or reject the appeal; and

(b)shall have regard, in making its determination, to the gravity of the default on the part of the Board of Governors and the likelihood of its continuing or recurring.

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Financial delegation: staffN.I.

58.—(1) The following matters in relation to staff at controlled and maintained schools with delegated budgets, namely—

(a)the determination of staff complements;

(b)the regulation of conduct and discipline of staff;

(c)the suspension and dismissal of staff; and

(d)the making of payments in respect of dismissals or resignations of staff,

shall be subject to Schedule 2.

(2) A scheme may provide for applying this Article and Schedule 2 in relation to persons employed to work—

(a)partly for the purposes of school activities and partly for the purposes of non-school activities (that is to say, activities, other than school activities, carried on on the school premises and wholly or mainly under the management or control of the Board of Governors of the school); or

(b)solely for the purposes of non-school activities,

as if all such activities were school activities.

Financing by boards of special schoolsN.I.

Application of[F4 the common funding scheme] to special schoolsN.I.

59.—(1) The Department may by regulations provide for requiring or authorising[F4 the common funding scheme]

(a)to cover controlled or maintained special schools;

(b)to include provision, in the case of any such school which by virtue of any regulations made under sub-paragraph (a) is required or authorised to be covered by[F4 the common funding scheme], for the delegation by [F5the Authority] of the management of the school's budget share for any financial year to the Board of Governors of the school.

(2) Regulations under this Article—

(a)may make in any provisions of this Chapter[F4 or Part I of the 2003 Order] such amendments as appear to the Department to be required in consequence of any provision made in those regulations by virtue of paragraph (1); and

(b)may provide that[F4 the common funding scheme] shall have effect with such modifications as appear to the Department to be appropriate in consequence of any provision so made.

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Duty on board to make a sum of money available to Board of Governors of special school not covered by a schemeN.I.

60.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (12), in respect of any period during which any special school is not covered by a scheme, it shall be the duty of [F2the Authority] to make available a sum of money which the Board of Governors of the school is to be entitled to spend at its discretion during that period (but subject to paragraph (2)) on such heads of expenditure as [F2the Authority] may specify or as the Department may direct.

(2) A Board of Governors to which any sum is made available under this Article—

(a)shall comply in spending that sum with such reasonable conditions as [F2the Authority] thinks fit to impose; and

(b)may delegate to the principal, to such extent as it may specify, its powers in relation to that sum.

(3) The members of the Board of Governors of a school shall not incur any personal liability in respect of anything done in good faith in the exercise or purported exercise of any power under paragraph (2).

(4) Where a new special school is established and is not covered by a scheme, paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to the school until such date as the Department may direct.

(5) Before specifying any heads of expenditure under paragraph (1), [F2the Authority] shall consult the Board of Governors of every special school appearing to it to be concerned and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and before giving any directions under paragraph (1), the Department shall consult [F6the Authority], the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and any other person with whom consultation appears to it to be desirable.

(6) Where it appears to [F2the Authority] that a Board of Governors to which any sum is made available under this Article—

(a)has been guilty of a substantial or persistent failure to comply with any conditions imposed on it under paragraph (2)(a); or

(b)is not managing the appropriation or expenditure of the sum in a satisfactory manner,

[F2the Authority] may suspend the Board of Governors' right under paragraph (1) to have a sum of money made available to it by giving the Board of Governors (subject to paragraph (8)) not less than one month's notice of suspension.

(7) A notice under paragraph (6) shall specify the grounds for the proposed suspension, giving particulars of any alleged failure on the part of the Board of Governors to comply with any conditions imposed on it under paragraph (2)(a) or of any alleged mismanagement on its part.

(8) A copy of the notice shall be given to—

(a)the principal of the school;

(b)the Department; and

(c)where the school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools,

at the same time as the notice is given to the Board of Governors.

(9) [F2The Authority] may suspend the right mentioned in paragraph (6) of any Board of Governors to which it has given notice under that paragraph before the expiry of the period of notice if it appears to [F2the Authority]to be necessary to do so by reason of gross incompetence or mismanagement on the part of the Board of Governors or other emergency.

(10) [F2The Authority] may withdraw a notice given under paragraph (6) at any time before the expiry of the period of notice.

(11) If [F2the Authority] exercises its power under paragraph (9) or (10), it shall immediately give written notification of its action and, in the case of action under paragraph (9), of the reasons for it to—

(a)the Board of Governors and principal of the school;

(b)the Department; and

(c)where the school is a Catholic maintained school, the Council for Catholic Maintained School.

(12) During any period when a Board of Governors' right mentioned in paragraph (6) is suspended under this Article, the duty of [F7the Authority] under paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to that Board of Governors.

(13) Articles 56 and 57 shall apply in relation to a suspension under this Article as they apply in relation to a suspension under Article 55.

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Financing by boards of voluntary grammar and grant-maintained integrated schoolsN.I.

Maintenance and other grants to voluntary grammar schoolsN.I.

61.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article and Article 62, F8[the Authority] shall in respect of each financial year make grants (known as maintenance grants) to the Board of Governors of a voluntary grammar school F9... in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred in that year in carrying on the school, except—

(a)expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the provision or alteration of the premises of the school; and

(b)expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the provision of equipment for the school which is approved expenditure for the purposes of Article 68(1)(b).

[F10(2) The amount of the maintenence grant payable in respect of a voluntary grammar school for a financial year shall be the sum of—

(a)an amount equal to the budget share of the school for that year; and

(b)such other amount determined by or in accordance with the common funding scheme as, in accordance with that scheme, falls to be paid by way of maintenence grant.]

(3) F11[ The Authority] shall make grants to the trustees of a voluntary grammar school F12... of amounts equal to the costs of the trustees on foot of an approved contract.

(4) Grants under this Article shall be made on such conditions (including conditions as to repayment) as F13[the Authority] may determine with the approval of the Department.

(5) The times at which, and the manner in which, payments are made in respect of grants under this Article shall be such as F14[the Authority] may determine with the approval of the Department.

(6) Subject to any conditions imposed under paragraph (4), the Board of Governors of a voluntary grammar school—

(a)shall be entitled to spend any sums received by it by way of maintenance grants as it thinks fit for the purposes of the school; and

(b)may delegate to the principal its power under sub-paragraph (a)in relation to any such sums.

(7) The members of the Board of Governors of a voluntary grammar school shall not incur any personal liability in respect of anything done in good faith in the exercise or purported exercise of their powers under paragraph (6).

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F8Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art.2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

F9Words in art. 61(1) repealed (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 4 (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

F11Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art.2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

F12Words in art. 61(3) repealed (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 4 (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

F13Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art.2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

F14Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art.2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 61)

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I1Art. 61 in operation at 1.4.2016 by S.R. 2016/207, art. 2(a)

Withdrawal of maintenance grants from voluntary grammar schoolN.I.

62.—(1) The Department may give to the Board of Governors of a voluntary grammar school a notice stating that the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(2) Subject to the following provisions of this Article—

(a)a notice under paragraph (1) may not specify as the date on which the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease a date falling less than 2 years after the date on which the notice is given to the Board of Governors; and

(b)before giving such a notice the Department shall consult—

(i)the Board of Governors of the school; and

(ii)[F15the Authority].

(3) Paragraph (2) shall not apply where the Department is satisfied that the school as currently constituted or conducted is unsuitable to continue as a voluntary grammar school on all or any of the following grounds—

(a)that the number of registered pupils at the school is too small for sufficient and suitable instruction to be provided for them at reasonable cost;

(b)that the Board of Governors has failed for a significant period of time to carry out its duties under Part III of the 1989 Order;

(c)that the Board of Governors has been guilty of substantial or persistent failure to comply or secure compliance with any other requirement imposed by or under the Education Orders or any other statutory provision.

(4) In any case within paragraph (3), the Department may give to the Board of Governors of the school a notice stating the grounds on which it considers that the school as currently constituted or conducted is unsuitable to continue as a voluntary grammar school together with full particulars of the matters relevant to each such ground.

(5) Where any of those matters are stated in the notice to be in the opinion of the Department irremediable, the notice shall also state that the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(6) Where paragraph (5) does not apply, the notice under paragraph (4) shall—

(a)state that the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease unless the matters of which particulars are given in the notice are remedied;

(b)specify the measures necessary in the opinion of the Department to remedy those matters; and

(c)specify the time, not being less than three months after the date on which the notice is given to the Board of Governors, within which the Board of Governors is required to take those measures.

(7) Where the Board of Governors of a voluntary grammar school fails to take the measures required by a notice under paragraph (4) within the time specified in the notice or allowed by any previous notice under this paragraph, the Department shall within the period of 2 months beginning with the date next following the end of that time either—

(a)give notice to the Board of Governors extending the time within which those measures are required to be taken; or

(b)after consulting [F15the Authority], give a notice to the Board of Governors stating that the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(8) The Department may by notice given to the Board of Governors—

(a)withdraw any notice under paragraph (1), (4) or (7)(b); or

(b)vary—

(i)any notice under paragraph (1) or (7)(b); or

(ii)any notice under paragraph (4) to which paragraph (5) applies,

by substituting a later date for the date for the time being specified in the notice as the date on which the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease; or

(c)vary any notice under paragraph (4) so far as relating to any measures specified in it by virtue of paragraph (6)(b).

(9) If by virtue of paragraph (8)(c) the Department varies any notice under paragraph (4) so as to require different measures to be taken, it shall also substitute for the time specified in the notice by virtue of paragraph (6)(c) a time ending—

(a)not less than 3 months after the date on which the notice of variation is given to the Board of Governors; and

(b)where the time so specified has been extended under paragraph (7)(a), not earlier than that time as so extended.

(10) Any variation under paragraph (9) of the time specified in a notice under paragraph (4) is without prejudice to any further extension of that time under paragraph (7).

(11) Where the Department gives a notice under this Article to the Board of Governors of a school, it shall give a copy of the notice to [F15the Authority].

(12) Where the Department gives a notice under paragraph (1), (4) or (7)(b) which states that the duty of [F15the Authority] under Article 61 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of a school will cease on a specified date, F16[the Authority] shall cease to be under a duty to make such grants to that Board of Governors in respect of any period beginning on or after that date.

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  • “notice” means notice in writing;

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F15Words in art. 62 substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 20(5) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 62)

F16Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 62)

F17Words in art. 62(13) repealed (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 4 (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 62)

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Maintenance and other grants to grant-maintained integrated schoolsN.I.

63.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article and Article 64, F18[the Authority] shall in respect of each financial year make grants (known as maintenance grants) to the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school situated in its area in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred in that year in carrying on the school, other than expenditure of a capital nature.

[F19(2) The amount of the maintenence grant payable in respect of a grant-maintained integrated school for a financial year shall be the sum of—

(a)an amount equal to the budget share of the school for that year; and

(b)such other amount determined by or in accordance with the common funding scheme as, in accordance with that scheme, falls to be paid by way of maintenence grant.]

(3) F20[The Authority] shall make grants to the Boards of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school situated in its area of amounts equal to the costs of the trustees on foot of an approved contract.

(4) Grants under this Article shall be made on such conditions (including conditions as to repayment) as F21[the Authority] may determine, with the approval of the Department.

(5) The times at which, and the manner in which, payments are made in respect of grants under this Article shall be such as F22[the Authority] may determine with the approval of the Department.

(6) Subject to any conditions imposed under paragraph (4), the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school—

(a)shall be entitled to spend any sums received by it by way of maintenance grants as it thinks fit for the purposes of the school; and

(b)may delegate to the principal its power under sub-paragraph (a)in relation to any such sums.

(7) The members of the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school shall not incur any personal liability in respect of anything done in good faith in the exercise or purported exercise of their powers under paragraph (6).

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F18Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 63)

F20Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 63)

F21Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 63)

F22Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 63)

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I3Art. 63 in operation at 1.4.2016 by S.R. 2016/207, art. 2(a)

Withdrawal of maintenance grants from grant-maintained integrated schoolN.I.

64.—(1) The Department may give to the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school a notice stating that the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(2) Subject to the following provisions of this Article—

(a)a notice under paragraph (1) may not specify as the date on which the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease a date falling less than 2 years after the date on which the notice is given to the Board of Governors; and

(b)before giving such a notice the Department shall consult—

(i)the Board of Governors of the school;

(ii)[F23the Authority]; and

(iii)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools.

(3) Paragraph (2) shall not apply where the Department is satisfied that the school as currently constituted or conducted is unsuitable to continue as a grant-maintained integrated school on all or any of the following grounds—

(a)that the number of registered pupils at the school is too small for sufficient and suitable instruction to be provided for them at reasonable cost;

(b)that the Board of Governors has failed for a significant period of time to carry out its duties under Part III of the 1989 Order,

(c)that the Board of Governors has been guilty of substantial or persistent failure to comply or secure compliance with any other requirement imposed by or under the Education Orders or any other statutory provision;

(d)that the school is not attended by reasonable numbers of both Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils.

(4) In any case within paragraph (3), the Department may give to the Board of Governors of the school a notice stating the grounds on which it considers that the school as currently constituted or conducted is unsuitable to continue as a grant-maintained integrated school together with full particulars of the matters relevant to each such ground.

(5) Where any of those matters are stated in the notice to be in the opinion of the Department irremediable, the notice shall also state that the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(6) Where paragraph (5) does not apply, the notice under paragraph (4) shall—

(a)state that the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease unless the matters of which particulars are given in the notice are remedied;

(b)specify the measures necessary in the opinion of the Department to remedy those matters; and

(c)specify the time, not being less than three months after the date on which the notice is given to the Board of Governors, within which the Board of Governors is required to take those measures.

(7) Where the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school fails to take the measures required by a notice under paragraph (4) within the time specified in the notice or allowed by any previous notice under this paragraph, the Department shall within the period of 2 months beginning with the date next following the end of that time either—

(a)give notice to the Board of Governors extending the time within which those measures are required to be taken; or

(b)after consulting [F23the Authority], give a notice to the Board of Governors stating that the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors will cease on a date specified in the notice.

(8) The Department may by notice given to the Board of Governors—

(a)withdraw any notice under paragraph (1), (4) or (7)(b); or

(b)vary—

(i)any notice under paragraph (1) or (7)(b); or

(ii)any notice under paragraph (4) to which paragraph (5) applies,

by substituting a later date for the date for the time being specified in the notice as the date on which the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of the school will cease; or

(c)vary any notice under paragraph (4) so far as relating to any measures specified in it by virtue of paragraph (6)(b).

(9) If by virtue of paragraph (8)(c) the Department varies any notice under paragraph (4) so as to require different measures to be taken, it shall also substitute for the time specified in the notice by virtue of paragraph (6)(c) a time ending—

(a)not less than 3 months after the date on which the notice of variation is given to the Board of Governors; and

(b)where the time so specified has been extended under paragraph (7)(a), not earlier than that time as so extended.

(10) Any variation under paragraph (9) of the time specified in a notice under paragraph (4) is without prejudice to any further extension of that time under paragraph (7).

(11) Where the Department gives a notice under this Article to the Board of Governors of a school, it shall give a copy of the notice to [F23the Authority].

(12) Where the Department gives a notice under paragraph (1), (4) or (7)(b) which states that the duty of [F23the Authority] under Article 63 to pay maintenance grants to the Board of Governors of a school will cease on a specified date, F24[the Authority] shall cease to be under a duty to make such grants to that Board of Governors in respect of any period beginning on or after that date.

(13) In this Article—

  • “notice” means notice in writing;

  • F25...

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F23Words in art. 64 substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 3 para. 20(5) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 64)

F24Words in Order substituted (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c.12), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3), Sch. 3 para. 1(2)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 64)

F25Words in art. 64(13) repealed (1.4.2015) by Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c. 12), Sch. 4 (with Sch. 2 para. 4(3)); S.R. 2015/35, art. 2(b) (but this amendment cannot take effect until the commencement of S.I. 1998/1759, art. 64)

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I4Art. 64 in operation at 1.4.2016 by S.R. 2016/207, art. 2(a)

InformationN.I.

Arts. 65 and 66 rep. by 2003 NI 12

Financial statements in respect of special schools not covered by statements under[F26 Article 7 of the 2003 Order]N.I.

67.—(1) Before the beginning of each financial year [F2the Authority] shall prepare a statement of the financial provision initially planned by [F2the Authority] in respect of that financial year for any special schools under the management of, or maintained by, [F2the Authority], 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 [F2the Authority] in respect of that year under[F26 Article 7 of the 2003 Order].

(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 [F2the Authority] is required to prepare a statement under paragraph (1), [F2the Authority] 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 [F2the Authority] 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) [F2The Authority] 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 [F2the Authority] 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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[F27Interpretation of this ChapterN.I.

67A.(1) In this Chapter “the 2003 Order” means the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

(2) In this Chapter—

(a)references to a school which has a delegated budget are references to a school managed by a Board of Governors to which [F2the Authority] has for the time being delegated the management of the school's budget share in pursuance of the common funding scheme;

(b)the Board of Governors of a school to which [F2the Authority] is required by the scheme to delegate the management of the school's budget share is said to have a right to a delegated budget.

(3) In this Chapter—

  • “the common funding scheme” means the common funding scheme under Article 3 of the 2003 Order;

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(4) References in this Chapter—

(a)to a school's budget share are to be construed in accordance with Article 4(3) of the 2003 Order;

(b)to a relevant school are to be construed in accordance with Article 3(2) of that Order.

(5) The Department may by order subject to affirmative resolution substitute for references in this Chapter to a financial year references to such other period as the Department may determine.

(6) Directions and guidance given by the Department under this Chapter shall—

(a)be in writing; and

(b)be published in such manner as the Department thinks fit.]

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