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S.M. 2000, c. 15



(Assented to August 18, 2000)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. P250 amended


The Public Schools Act is amended by this Act.


Section 196 is amended by striking out "and subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council,".


Section 197 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Special grants


The Minister of Finance, on the requisition of the minister, may make special grants to school divisions or school districts from money authorized by an Act of the Legislature to be paid for that purpose.


The following is added after section 260:

Notification to the minister


The parent or guardian of a child who is a pupil in a home school shall, in the prescribed form, notify the minister of the establishment of the home school.

When notification to take place


The parent or guardian shall, in the prescribed form, notify the minister about the home school when it is first established and on or before September 1 in each year.

Information to be provided to minister


Within 30 days after a home school is first established and on or before September 1 in each year, the parent or guardian shall provide the minister with the following information:

(a) the name and birth date of each pupil in the school;

(b) the name of the school or school division each pupil would otherwise attend; and

(c) an outline of the education program and grade level for each pupil.

Periodic progress reports


The parent or guardian shall provide the minister with periodic progress reports on each pupil in the home school. The reports must contain the information and be provided according to a schedule determined by the minister.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.