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Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Section 18 – Abolition of School Boards

64.Section 18(1) provides for repeal of the School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988. Subsections (2) and (3) are structured so as to allow for the repeal of different parts of the 1988 Act at different times. Section 18(4) and (5) set out instances within the 1980 Act and the 2000 Act where the references to “School Board” are now to be taken to refer to “Parent Council or Combined Parent Council”, namely in regard to education authority appeal committees considering placing requests or exclusions, and in regard to the preparation of the school development plan which imposes a requirement on the education authority to consult with the council or combined council on the school’s plan.

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