New Board of Management
General meeting for Parents including elections to the Board of Management
Monday 23rd November 7.30pm.
All primary school Boards of Management change every 4 years, with the current cycle ending in November 2015. The Board is made up of eight people, two patron nominees (nominated by Educate Together), two teacher nominees ( Colette Kavanagh, the school principal and one teacher elected by the teaching staff) two parent representatives, one father and one mother (elected by the parent body) and finally two community representatives nominated by the six already on the new committee. See over the page for the process for the election.
Election of Parent Reps. to the Board of Management will take place at the meeting on November 23rd
The process is as follows:
1. Nominations will be sought for Parents to stand for election.
2. If there is only one nominee for either mother of father representative, these people are deemed elected.
3. If more than one nomination is received for either of the positions, a secret ballot will be held at the meeting.
4. The election is determined on a plurality of votes (i.e. first past the post) and the votes will be counted in public.
The names of the elected parents will be notified to the parent body and the Patron’s nominees and they will become members of the new Board of Management when it convenes on the 1st December 2015 for a new four year cycle.
We encourage you think strongly about putting yourself forward or approaching someone that you think will work for the benefit of the school community to go forward for election. Even if you are not going forward yourself we want you to attend this meeting so that you have a say in what is a very important decision for you and your child’s school for the next four years.
Ms Peggy Masterson, Chairperson of the Board of Management and Colette Kavanagh principal will address the meeting about current and future plans for our school. Gemma will talk to you about her role as Home School Liaison teacher and other related matters. We hope that the PTA will give a report on their activities to the meeting. The main purpose however is the election of the parents to the Board of Management.
We hope that the meetings will be concluded by 8.30 and this will be followed by Tea and Coffee.
Nomination papers will be available in the school from Monday 2nd November 2015.