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QED - School Disciplinary Absences by Region (Polygon) 2007-2011

This dataset presents the footprint of School Disciplinary Absences for Queensland state schools by year and absence type. The data is aggregated to the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) regions and spans the years of 2007-2011.

State schools are required to report School Disciplinary Absences (SDA) for the school year in their School Annual Report. There are 4 categories of SDA: short suspension (1-5 days), long suspension (6-20 days), suspensions with proposal/recommendation for exclusion and cancellations of enrolment. A student may be suspended or excluded from a state school or schools because of disobedience, misconduct or other conduct that is prejudicial to the good order and management of the school. A student may also be excluded from a state school for contravention of a Behaviour Improvement Condition. Suspension prohibits a student from attending an educational institution for a nominated period of time (from 1-5 days or 6-20 days). Decisions to suspend a student are made by individual state school principals.

For further information about this dataset, please visit the Queensland Department of Education - School Disciplinary Absences.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled this data using the Departmental Geographic Regions.

  • Data is made available through a AURIN-QCIF-RIDL collaboration.

  • On 5 November 2010, state school principals were given the power to exclude students from their school. They may recommend the decision to their supervisor if they believe it is inappropriate for them to make the decision.

  • The information is displayed in terms of aggregate counts of incidents. These data do not represent the outcomes of any related appeal decisions.

  • The enrolment figures are counts of full-time students which are sourced from the annual August Student Census.

  • School Disciplinary Absence incident counts from 2006 to Semester 1, 2009 were verified by principals when the School Disciplinary Absence Collection system (SDAC) was decommissioned in June 2009. Since Semester 2, 2009 the data source for SDA data has been from OneSchool. This data is validated by the department with school principals at time of collection.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated June 28, 2022, 05:46 (UTC)
Created June 28, 2022, 05:46 (UTC)
ADP ID datasource-QLD_Govt_QED-UoM_AURIN_DB:qld_qed_sda_by_region_polygon_2007_2011
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Cancellation of Enrolment, Collection Year, DETE Region Name, Exclusion, Geometry, Long Suspension, Short Suspension, Total Full-Time Enrolments, Unique ID
Attribution Government of Queensland - Department of Education, (2018): QED - School Disciplinary Absences by Region (Polygon) 2007-2011; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Queensland - Department of Education 2012
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key ogc_fid
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[137.99, -29.18], [153.36, -29.18], [153.36, -9.14], [137.99, -9.14], [137.99, -29.18]]]}