John Paul Langbroek
John Paul Langbroek

School principals to see student's criminal histories

SCHOOL principals will have the power to view student's criminal histories under new legislation to be introduced by the Queensland government on Tuesday.

The new laws expand powers given to schools under legislation introduced by Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek late last year.

Those laws gave principals additional powers to expel or suspend students for their actions outside the school gates.

While principals can already be told if a student has been charged with a criminal offence and given the option to suspend that student until the matter has been dealt with by the court, The Courier-Mail reports the new legislation will boost those powers, allowing principals to obtain a student's criminal history, to support their decision to suspend or exlude students.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 


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