Christian Schools National Business Conference Legal Issues in Enrolment 11 October 2006
Legal Issues in Enrolment Overview • Enrolment involves much more than legal issues but the consummation of the enrolment process involves a set of legal considerations that will now be surveyed.
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Essential relationship is that of contract • Form of Contract • Terms of Contract • Express Terms • Implied Terms
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Contracting Parties • The College Contracting Party • Parent Contracting Parties
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Essential Terms • Whether or not the enrolment fee is refundable or non-refundable; • The requirement to pay fees; • Fee increase provisions; • Reimbursement of reasonable expenditure on behalf of a student;
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Essential Terms cont. • Late payment implications and interest on overdue amounts; • Notice period for withdrawal from enrolment; • A provision protecting the school against claims for loss, damage or theft of students’ personal property;
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Essential Terms cont. • Provisions for dealing with collection, storage and disclosure of information; • Indemnity by the parent for damage arising out of failure of the student or parents to comply with any school codes or other rules; • Variation of contract procedure.
Legal Issues in Enrolment Contract of Enrolment Essential Terms cont. • Variation of Contract Trade Practices Issues
Legal Issues in Enrolment Discrimination Issues Overview • Brief outline of discrimination by educational authorities
Legal Issues in Enrolment Discrimination Issues Considerations at Enrolment Stage • Disability Issues • Religious Discrimination
Legal Issues in Enrolment Other Issues Students Attaining the Age of Majority
Legal Issues in Enrolment Presented by:Graham CorneyCorney & Lind LawyersPO Box 236RBH Post Office Qld 4029Ph: (07) 3252 0011Fax: (07) 3257 7890Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsites: corneyandlind.com.au onlinelegal.com.au legalonline.com.au