The Dalkeith School Board consists of parent, community, and staff representatives. The role of the School Board is to liaise with the principal to set long term goals for the school and maintain oversight (not management) of school operations.
The role of the School Board is outlined in the School Education Act 1999. The role of School Board is one of setting the long-term future for the school and maintaining oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. The Dalkeith School Board provides the principal with additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students.
The responsibilities of an Independent Public-School Board are to:
- work within the Department of Education’s relevant legislation and regulations.
- contribute to the School Delivery and Performance Agreement and the Business Plan. (These documents summarise what the school wants to achieve in the future and how it plans to get there; the agreement will be signed off by the chair of the Board, Principal and Director General).
- endorse and review the annual budget (the budget summarises the income received annually from the Department of Education and other sources; It also lists planned expenditure, including salaries);
- assist with the formulation of codes of conduct (guiding principles designed to influence decisions and actions that the school takes).
- review the performance of the school.
- create interest in the school within and across the community.
- approve fees, charges, contributions, and items of personal use (booklists).
- approve extra cost optional components of programs; · approve arrangements for sponsorship and advertising.
- liaise with other committees within the school e.g., the P&C.
- hold one open meeting each year to report to the school community: and
- provide advice to the principal on religious education and related activities.
2022 School Board Members:
School Board Chairperson