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Question Without Notice No. 1467 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 November 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

SCHOOL VIOLENCE

1467. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's policy of suspending students to prevent violence in schools, and the review of the Thoughtful Schools project, which conflicts with that policy.

(1) How many maximum suspensions may be issued to a child within any school year?

(2) What is the total number of students who have been suspended or excluded for physical aggression from schools in 2019 to date?

(3) For the 2019 school year to date, will the minister please list —

(a) the schools that have expelled at least three students; and

(b) the schools that suspended at least three students?

(4) Will the minister provide a breakdown of the $3.3 million expenditure that was budgeted for in the violence in schools strategy?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question.

I am unable to provide an answer in the time frame available. However, I undertake to provide an answer to this question on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.