Boards of schools and kura
This page links to information and resources regarding school board constitutions, responsibilities, elections, governing legislation and more.
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Further reading on these topics is essential as it regards information and mandatory action for board members.
Every state and state-integrated school or kura in New Zealand has a board. The board's core role is to govern its school(s) or kura.
Note: The Education and Training Act 2020 has made some changes to strengthen school governance and focus on what matters most for learners and their whānau.
Governance of a school/kura includes things such as:
- setting the strategic direction and targets for the school/kura
- planning towards and reporting on achieving those targets
- curriculum management
- financial and property management
- policies and procedures
- health and safety
- employment of staff at the school or kura.
Boards have specific responsibilities under the Education and Training Act 2020, as well as other Acts and legislation.
What boards do
Roles and responsibilities
Consulting on school rules
How boards work
Boards of schools other than state schools
Support for boards
New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA)
Interventions at schools and kura
Triennial, Mid-term and By-elections
Election validations and invalidations
Board elections funding
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