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.
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