CONCERNS raised by individual schools about the draft out-of-home area Education Department guidelines will be discussed by the overarching reference group tomorrow.
The state government- organised home school area reference group, which includes representatives from the department, Australian Education Union, Tasmanian Principals Association and Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations (formerly the Tasmanian State School Parents and Friends), will go through the submissions as collected by the department.
Concerns raised included those by the Punchbowl Primary School association that the school could lose a third of its enrolments as a result of boundary changes.
Some of its pupils would be expected to enrol at East Launceston Primary School, which is already near capacity.
At West Launceston Primary School, children would lose the choice of a feeder high school to Riverside High School and would instead be expected to go only to Prospect High School, which has had falling enrolments.
Submissions to the draft guidelines and maps closed at the end of August.
Department deputy secretary early years and schools Liz Banks said the meeting would be the first since the submission period closed.
"This meeting will provide us with an opportunity to have an initial look at the submissions that have been provided by school communities," Ms Banks said.
"It will be based on these submissions, depending on their contents, that we will be able to identify the next steps in the process."
She said the information from the meeting would be fed back to the schools via the principal.
Ms Banks said as it was determined a thorough consultative process would be undertaken, she could not put a time frame on it.
Union state president Terry Polglase said 31 per cent of students, not including those in the non- government sector, bypassed their local public school due to a number of reasons and this had to be curtailed.