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Education (Scotland) Act 1945

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48Appointment of director of education

(1)The education authority shall employ a director of education, who shall be the chief education officer of the authority, and, on a vacancy occurring in the office, shall appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy. The director of education shall not, except with the approval of the Secretary of State, hold any other office or appointment under the education authority whether in its capacity as such authority or in its capacity as a county or town council.

(2)The director of education shall hold office during the pleasure of the education authority, so however that he shall not be removed from office except by a resolution of the authority passed by not less than two-thirds of the members present at a meeting of the authority of which written notice stating -that the removal from office of the director of education is to be considered shall have been given to each member of the authority and to the director at least three weeks before the meeting.

(3)Every scheme for the administration of the functions of a council relating to education shall set forth the powers to be exercised and the duties to be performed by the director of education.

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