Who wants to be on a school board?

Share Canberra's trusted news:

books

JOY Burch is encouraging parents and members of the community to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for vacant positions on ACT public school boards.

“ACT public school boards play a vital role in setting and leading the strategic direction of schools and I encourage parents, carers and members of the wider community to nominate for one of these important positions,” Joy said.

The school board, working in partnership with the principal, is responsible for the school’s strategic direction, budget, curriculum and related issues.

“The members are part of the decision-making process, so a position on a school board really is an opportunity to set the future direction of a school.

“Board members can be elected as school Parents and Citizens (P&C) association members or as appointed members who are usually from outside the immediate school community.

“Community engagement with our schools is a vital part of our public education system, and I thank the many parents, carers and community members who volunteer on school boards for their time and commitment.

“In the ACT we have what is arguably the best education system in the country, so I encourage parents and members of the community to take a look at the vacant positions and to express their interest in playing a key role in our public schools.”

All ACT public schools are required to have a school board, meeting at least four times per year.

Appointments are made for up to two years and usually commence in April. Further details on school boards are available on the ACT Education and Training Directorate’s website at www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/school_boards.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleMoore / Chance for a fresh start in Health
Next articleThe 'mommy porn' myth: who are the Fifty Shades of Grey fans?

Leave a Reply