Thank you for your email. I am responding as the Acting Group Manager, Education, Curriculum and Performance, while J W on secondment.
You will have received correspondence yesterday regarding the Minister’s agreement to further extend District Truancy Service Agreements for three months through to the end of Term 3, 2012.
We are pleased to be able to confirm this further extension to allow sufficient time to make the necessary changes to the service design and service areas, in preparation for the next stage of the procurement process.
The integrated Attendance Service is planned to roll out from Term 4, 2012.
The Ministry attendance website Question and Answer (QA) regarding the timeframe is correct. This QA was updated to align with the correspondence sent to DTS, NETS, pilot providers and other interested parties.
Because of an administrative error, the information was posted on the attendance website before the email notification went out to these groups.
I apologise for any confusion this may have caused.
DTS Agreement extension information will be provided in March/April 2012.
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