BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BOARDS ARE MADE UP OF:

  • trustees elected from the community
  • the principal
  • a staff-elected representative
  • a student representative – for year 9 and above
  • for state-integrated schools only – one or more proprietors’ representatives.

WHAT DOES THE BOARD DO?

The board has the overall responsibility for the school or kura. Section 75 of the Education Act says that the board’s most important responsibility is for student achievement. To achieve this, the board is also legally responsible for the curriculum (what is taught), property, personnel, finance and health and safety.