Nominations are now invited for the election of 5 (five) parent representatives to the Ahuroa School Board of Trustees. A nomination form, information brochure and a notice calling for nominations can be collected from Ahuroa School during office hours, or from the Returning Officer. Nominations close at noon on 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

What is a school board of trustees? Every state and state-integrated school in New Zealand has a board of trustees. School board membership includes elected parent representatives, an elected staff representative and the principal.

What do trustees do? First and foremost a board is accountable for student progress and achievement to its parents and community. The board has the overall responsibility for the school. This includes legal obligations covering curriculum, property, personnel, finance and health and safety.

Who can become a trustee? Parents, caregivers and people from the wider community can be nominated for election to a school board.  Ahuroa School would be happy to help you find out more about standing for election or nominating someone else.

Regards, Angela Phillips, Returning Officer
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