76 Role of principal

(1)

A school’s principal is the board’s chief executive in relation to the school’s control and management.

(2)

Except to the extent that any enactment, or the general law of New Zealand, provides otherwise, the principal—

(a)

shall comply with the board’s general policy directions; and

(b)

subject to paragraph (a), has complete discretion to manage as the principal thinks fit the school’s day-to-day administration.

Section 76 heading: replaced, on 29 October 2016, by section 11 of the Education Legislation Act 2016 (2016 No 72).