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School Council — Meetings

Public Reporting and Extraordinary meetings

Public Reporting Meeting

A school council must call a public reporting meeting at least once each year, and:

  • report the proceedings of the council since the date of the previous public meeting
  • present the endorsed Annual Report to the meeting, and
  • if the school council accounts have been audited, present a copy of the audited accounts

The public reporting meeting can be held during the year at a time that suits the school community and school council activities and commitments.

Extraordinary meetings

An extraordinary meeting of a school council may be held at a time decided by the council if all members are given reasonable notice of the:

  • time
  • date
  • place, and
  • object of the meeting

The council president, or in the president’s absence, the principal must call an extraordinary meeting if either of them receives a written request to do so from at least 3 council members by sending a notice to all school council members giving the members reasonable notice of the:

  • time
  • date
  • place, and
  • object of the meeting

The business of the extraordinary meeting must only cover the specific matter for which it is called.

Guidance chapter on school council public reporting meetings and calling extraordinary meetings

Reviewed 20 July 2020

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