Board Of Managment.
Primary schools have been governed by Boards of Management since 1975. The Education Act 1998 puts the system on a statutory basis and sets out the responsibilities of the boards. The composition of the board of management reflects an agreement between school patrons, national associations of parents, school management organisations, teacher representatives and the Minister for Education and Science.
Functions of the board of management.
The board’s main function is to manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students and to provide an appropriate education for each student at the school.
Who is on the Board of Management
The composition of the Board of Management for schools is:
Two direct nominees of the patron
Two parents of children enrolled in the school (one mother and one father) elected by the parents
One other teacher elected by the teaching staff
Two extra members agreed by the representatives of the patron, teachers and parents
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