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Self-Governing Schools etc. (Scotland) Act 1989

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[F14It shall be the duty of the board to secure that the prescribed body take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that each person who is eligible to vote in the ballot is—S

(a)without prejudice to sub-paragraph (b) below, given such information about the consequences for the school of the proposed change in characteristics as may reasonably be expected to enable him to form a proper judgment as to whether the change should be sought for the school;

(b)given such information, including (without prejudice to the generality of this sub-paragraph) information—

(i)about the ballot and about the procedure for changing the characteristics of a self-governing school; and

(ii)in the case of a ballot held by virtue of section 15 of this Act, an explanation (which in the case of a ballot required by a notice under subsection (1) of that section shall repeat the reasons given in the notice by the Secretary of State for declaring the earlier ballot void) as to why a fresh ballot is to be held;

as may be prescribed;

(c)informed that he is entitled to vote in the ballot; and

(d)given an opportunity to do so by being provided timeously with a ballot paper which sets out the question as to whether the change sought should be made and invites him to vote “yes” or “no” to that question.]

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F1Sch. 7 repealed (prosp.) by 2000 asp 6, ss. 60(2), 61(2), Sch. 3

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