Role of the School Board
Terms of Reference
School Board 2015-2021
ROLE OF THE BOARD
The role of the Walpole Primary School Board is to set the long-term future of the school and maintain oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. The Board provides expertise to help the school achieve the best possible.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Parents, staff and community members can become members of the School Board. There should be seven parent and four staff members, including the principal. Parent and staff members must nominate and if more than the required nominations are received, elections take place. A community member can be approached by the Board.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD:
THE SCHOOL BOARD DOES NOT:
Board meetings are held at least once a term. They may be held more often if the need arises. There are formal meeting procedures with minutes taken. If a member is unable to attend, they need to formally notify their apologies. It is expected that if a member can not attend regularly, they resign from the position as it is difficult to make decisions if there isn’t a quorum.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As the School Board consider the best interests of all of the students and school community in their role, interactions are completed in a civil and respectful manner. Decision-making is transparent, honest and democratic. Discussions must maintain respect and confidentiality.