The role of a School Board is one of setting the long term future of the school and maintaining oversight of the school’s operation. We generally meet twice a term at 9am on a Thursday and meetings usually run for 1 hour. Membership is open to Parents/Carers, Grandparents, Guardians and Community members.
Some of the responsibilities of an Independent Public School Board are to
- Contribute to the Business plan
- Endorse and review the annual budget
- Create interest in the school within and across the community
- Approve fees, charges and personal items lists
Role of School Board members
- Parent members of the Board bring their experience as parents at the school, and the views and context of the wider school community to Board meetings
- Community members bring a particular skill to the Board. This may include business, accounting or building skills, or some other skill that the school is looking for at the time
- Department of Education employees bring their educational expertise to Board meetings
The School Board does not
- Manage the day to day running of the school
- Discuss individual issues relating to teachers, staff or parents
- Represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests to dominate the agenda
- Intervene in the education instruction of students
We are always looking for new members to join our team so please contact the school if you are interested in joining. Johntonkincollege.ESC@education.wa.edu.au, 9583 0571.