Monday, 2 May 2016

St Francis of Assisi Board of Trustee Elections

The role of the establishment Board of Trustees comes to a finish on the 10th of June this year.. This is the date that our newly elected Board of Trustees will take over the reins.What a fantastic job they have done in setting up this wonderful new school and supporting the staff through the first term. Thanks to Alison Wilkie (eBOT Chair), Matt Tippen, Tom Music, Liz Gardiner and Bill Morgan for all their efforts. Thanks also to Terri Johnstone for everything she has done in her role of Governance Facilitator as well.

We are now looking for people who are willing to step up and put their names forward and become part of the first Board of Trustees for St Francis of Assisi School.

Have you thought about becoming a Trustee? We need people who are willing to help develop the vision of the school alongside all our stakeholders: parents, students, teachers, parish...

The BOT Elections are happening at the end of this month. As a parent you will receive information through the post this week about the election process. Should you wish to nominate someone or be nominated there is a form to complete and send back to our returning officer Wayne Jamieson, CES.

Time Line

By Friday 6th May  Nomination forms will be posted to all persons on the schools caregiver roll.

Friday 20th May 
NOMINATIONS CLOSE – 20th May at noon. An election will then be held if the number of nominations exceed vacancies. For our school the number of vacancies is 5.

Wednesday 25th May 
Voting papers will be sent by post to all on the school caregiver roll. 

Friday 3rd June     
Voting closes at 12 noon.

Thursday 9th June 
Votes are counted and candidates advised of the results.

Friday 10th June     
New Board takes office

The Role of the Board of Trustees
The board is the employer of all staff in the school and is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and for ensuring that it school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

The Board entrusts the principal with the implementation of the charter and policies on a day to day basis.

To find out more about what is involved being a Trustee check out this link. It is an excellent resource.

A Parent's Guide to the Role of the Board of Trustees