The School Board’s role is to work with the principal to determine school direction, to identify and implement priorities, and to provide the best blend of educational opportunities for students at the school. The School Board is all about improving all aspects of the school, and trying to make the school as good as it can possibly be.
There is a combination of parents, community representatives and school staff on the Board. The principal is always a member, and the rest of the board members are elected for two or three year terms.
The board usually meets twice a term. There is a formal agenda with the principal running the meeting. All members have equal rights to discuss issues, and have equal voting rights. Meetings are held in the evening at 7pm and last approximately two hours. Meetings are usually held at in the Manjimup Primary School Board Room.
Beginning board members get an induction program, so that they get a general overview of school operations and board procedures. New members need only bring with them lots of enthusiasm, a preparedness to work for the betterment of the school, and a team ethic – everything else can be learned along the way.