Law On Folk High Schools (Folk Act)

Original Language Title: Lov om folkehøyskoler (folkehøyskoleloven)

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Law on folk high schools (folk law).

Date LOV-2002-12-06-72

Affairs Ministry


LOV-2014-06-20-54 from 01/08/2014

Published in 2002 Booklet 17

Commencement 01.01.2003



Short Title
Folkehøyskole Act - fhskol.

Ref. previously Laws June 14, 1918 no. 1, July 28, 1949 no. 19, July 8, 1954 no. 3, June 8, 1984 No.. 64.

§ 1. Purpose The purpose is to help ensure that it can be created and run folk high schools in Norway. Folkehøyskole must be included in the school's name, and only schools authorized by this Act § 2 can use folk name, ref. § 71, second paragraph.
People NHH aims to promote general education and enlightenment. The individual folk are responsible for determining basic values ​​within this framework.

§ 2. Conditions for grants ministry approves a school for grants. To get grants, the following conditions must be met:

School should be examination free.

School shall have a boarding as an integral part of the learning program.

School should have at least 35 pupils on average per year over four years, ref. § 71, second paragraph.

School should have at least one long courses lasting a minimum of 16.5 weeks, and at least 50 percent of the combined business will consist in long courses, cf. § 71, second paragraph.

School shall have a principal that is educational and administrative supervisor.

School shall have a board that is the ultimate responsibility. The owner of the school determines the composition of the Board. Students and employees shall be ensured representation, and shall elect their representatives. The representatives shall have voice, suggestions and vote at its meetings. The Board shall oversee the school's operations and employees and terminate school staff.

Each school shall have a student council. The Board establishes beyond this what advice and agencies that are necessary to ensure democratic rights and proper operation.

School shall prepare a procedure for self-evaluation and quality that ensures the employees and students participation. It shall be prepared an annual self evaluation report which shall be publicly available.

School should prepare documentation of student learning program and participation. The documentation must be designed so that it provides a basis for assessment of prior learning into the educational system and working life.

§ 3. Exclusion of funds If a condition of the grant no longer met, the school is entitled to grant away.

§ 4. Contribution Model grant consists of three elements: basic grants, grants per student and grants for rent.
Ministry determines subsidy model regulations. The grant is adjusted annually in line with cost developments. The grant is administered by the Ministry or its delegated authority.

§ 5. Organ for processing of disciplinary cases. Appeals Board shall establish an organ for handling disciplinary cases. Students can appeal the Authority's decision in disciplinary matters to the Board for the school.
A minority of the Board may appeal a decision of the Board. On matters relating to the school's values ​​and goals is the school owner appellate and in administrative matters is the Ministry or its designate appellate.
The provisions of Chapter IV, V and VI of the Public Administration applies to the appeal.

§ 5a. Learning Board has overall responsibility for pupils' learning environment. Schools shall, in cooperation with the student council, pave the way for a good learning environment and work to improve the welfare of the institution. Schools shall, as far as possible and reasonable, adapt the learning environment to facilitate students with special needs.
Board is responsible for the learning environment at the school, including the physical and mental working environment is fully justified based on an overall assessment of concern for students' health, safety and welfare. In the design of the physical working environment shall as far as possible and reasonable, ensure

That premises, access roads, staircases, etc.. is dimensioned and equipped for its activities;

The premises have satisfactory lighting and acoustics and sound indoor climate and air quality;

That the premises are maintained and are clean and tidy;

That the premises are equipped so that detrimental physical strain for students avoided;

That activities are planned so that injuries and accidents prevented;

That technical installations and equipment are provided with protective devices and are maintained so that students are protected from danger to life and health;

That premises, access roads, sanitary and technical installations are designed in such a way that disabled people can study at school;

That learning environment is well adapted for students of both sexes;


That the learning environment is designed on the principle of universal design.

Labour Inspection oversees that the requirements of subsection observed. Work Act Chapter 18 on supervision and coercive measures, etc.. apply correspondingly insofar as appropriate.

§ 6. Police Board by the individual folk determines whether those should be added permanently or temporarily at the school must present a police with similar content mentioned in police Registry Act § 39 first paragraph. The board at the school considers so, the consequences of any comments on the police record in the individual appointment.

§ 7. Regulations The Ministry may issue further regulations on the exchange rate arrangement, boarding, qualification requirements for teaching staff, control and learning.

§ 8. Commencement and transitional provisions This Act applies when the King bestemmer.1
Exemptions granted pursuant to Act 8 June 1984 no. 64 on folk § 3 subsection continues to apply.

§ 9. Repeal of other Acts From the time the law comes into force, repealed law 8 June 1984 no. 64 on folk.