School Council News
Casual Vacancy- Parent Position Available on School Council
Firstly, we would like to acknowledge and thank members of our school community who have thus far nominated for the casual vacancy which exists.
Nominations are still open for parents who are interested.
The names of interested parents will be presented to School Council at the March 23rd meeting, with interested parents being contacted following this date.
Please see below information which was contained in the previous edition of our newsletter:
Due to a change in circumstances, our School Council currently has one parent position which is open to a casual vacancy.
Please note that DET employees are unable to nominate for a casula vacancy in this current round (due our School's Schedule 7 membership table).
A casual vacancy arises when a Council member is unable to complete their elected tenure, therefore, the position becomes available as follows:
- Casual vacancies are to be filled by co-opting persons to the relevant membership category.
- Persons are eligible for co-option to the categories provided they are eligible to be elected to the relevant membership category.
- Any person who fills a casual vacancy serves the unexpired portion of the vacating member’s term of office.
Source: Department of Education and Training (DET) Principals Guide to School Council Elections- 2020
There is no election process required for the fulfillment of a casual vacancy. Instead, School Council shall look to fill the position with a skill-set which balances and improves the overall effectiveness of Council. The selected parent member will serve their term until March 2021.
Should you be interested in being co-opted for the above casual vacancy please send an email by Monday 16th March to:
Damien Kitch- Principal/ Executive Officer of School Council