Nominations Open – Friday 23 February 2018 at 9.00am
Our annual School Council elections are upon us and this year we have a total of (4) parent category vacancies and (1) staff category vacancy to fill. I have included the details of eligibility requirements, the process and timeline for our elections and the obligations of school councillors and the vacancies below. All parents are most welcome to nominate for the parent category vacancies and staff are eligible to nominate for the DET representative category vacancy. Retiring members of school council can renominate for a further term of office provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
Retiring Parent Representatives (4): (all of whom are eligible to re-nominate for a further two-year term): Brian Gardiner (President), Mel Dobric, Jim Tsekouras, & Alicia Ladson
Retiring DET Representatives (1): (eligible to re-nominate for a further two-year term): Sue Naismith
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS PROCESS 2018
As the Returning Officer for School Council, I am now inviting nominations from parents for the (4) two-year
vacancies we have for the Parent Category and from staff for the (1) two-year vacancy we have for the DET
Council currently meets 8 times per year on Monday evenings, with meetings being conducted between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. It is expected that school councillors will join one of our three subcommittees, which also meet 8 times per year at a time suitable to subcommittee members. Importantly, subcommittee membership is also open to parents and staff who are not on school council, so you can become involved with the work of school council via subcommittee membership if you don’t have the time to commit to school council participation at the moment.
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION TIMELINE 2018
Friday 23 February 2018 at 9.00am – Nominations Open
Friday 2 March 2018 at 4.00pm – Nominations Close
Friday 16 March 2018 at 4.00pm – Ballot Closes (if required)
In the event that we do not receive sufficient nominations in both categories by the close of nominations on Friday 2 March 2018 at 4.00pm, then I will extend the timeline for receiving further nominations by one week.
Should we receive more nominations than vacancies in either or both categories, then a formal election ballot will be conducted with all parents having the opportunity to vote for the Parent
Category nominations and/or staff will have the opportunity to vote for the Staff Category
In the event that I receive exactly the number of nominations in either or both categories, then I will declare those nominated persons duly elected on 2 March 2018.
Please note that you can self-nominate or have other members of the category of which you are a member,
nominate you. Nomination forms are available on request from our office.
Retiring members of school council are eligible to be re-elected provided they are still eligible – that is, have a child still in attendance at our school if you are a parent, or work for a minimum of 8 hours per week for Department of Education & Training (DET) members.