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The situation in Austria

In Austria, the implementation of school-autonomous curricular regulations falls under the purview of the school forum or the school community committee. This process involves several key steps:

  1. The school forum or school community committee is responsible for enacting school-autonomous curricular regulations.
  2. The school-autonomous curricular regulations must be publicly announced by posting them for a period of one month.
  3. After the one-month period, the regulations must be deposited with the school management.
  4. Pupils, guardians, and (in vocational schools) teachers are granted the right to inspect the school-autonomous curricular regulations upon request.
  5. School-autonomous curricular provisions are communicated to the competent school authority.
  6. The competent school authority has the power to revoke school-autonomous curricular provisions if they do not comply with the authorisation, or if the interests of pupils and guardians, beyond those of the individual school, have not been adequately considered.
  7. School-autonomous curriculum provisions that necessitate additional personnel or equipment resources compared to the prescribed curriculum require the approval of the competent school authority.

This process ensures that school-autonomous curricular regulations undergo a transparent and accountable procedure, involving the school community, and are subject to scrutiny by the competent school authority to safeguard broader educational interests.