The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport wishes to inform the general public that the Lbham toezicht op de leerplicht (National decree regarding the supervision of compulsory education) was approved by the Council of Ministers.
The reason for this national decree, containing general measures, lies in the important task of supervising compliance with compulsory education. The National Ordinance on Compulsory Education stipulates that a supervisory body must be designated for this purpose by a national decree containing general measures. The supervisory body is the central information point for all parties involved, and has a very important task. The supervisory body will be responsible for the registration of (un)justified absences of compulsory aged students from school, and the prevention of absence from lessons. Through the National Decree, the Division of Inspection of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is legally charged as the supervisory body with the responsibility of supervising compliance with the National Ordinance on Compulsory Education and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
Through this National Decree the Division of Inspection of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport has the legal authority to act in cases of (un)justified absence of students. The Inspectorate now also has the power to impose administrative fines, and to act in cases of frequent absenteeism with the involvement of child protection.
The approved Lbham toezicht op de naleving van de leerplicjtlandsverordening will be sent to the Governor for ratification and publication in the National Gazette.