SCA to hear case on school admissions

2012-11-15 21:36
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Bloemfontein - The question of whether it is up to the state or a school governing body to decide the capacity of a public school will come before the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday.

It will hear an appeal by the governing body of the Rivonia primary school on a declaratory order against it in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

In 2010, the Gauteng education department forced the school principal to accept a Grade One pupil even though the school was full.

The pupil was put on a waiting list, but was later enrolled by an order of the department.

The principal was threatened with disciplinary action.

The governing body launched a court application to seek certain declaratory and interdictory relief.

The appeal involves an interpretation of the SA Schools Act, the admissions policy of a public school and who determines the capacity of a school.

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