Education Amendment Act 2013

School boards

19 Section 98 replaced (Boards of newly established schools)
  • Replace section 98 with:

    98 Boards of newly established schools
    • (1) Despite section 94, the trustees of the board of a newly established State school are,—

      • (a) at the option of the Minister,—

        • (i) 5 people appointed by the Minister; or

        • (ii) 5 people elected by the parents of students (other than adult students) likely to be enrolled at the school in the year it opens or the next year; and

      • (b) the principal or principal designate (if any); and

      • (c) not more than 4 people co-opted by the board.

      (2) Subsection (1) continues to apply to the membership of the board until the trustees go out of office under subsection (3).

      (3) A trustee appointed, elected, or co-opted under subsection (1) goes out of office—

      • (a) at the close of the day before the date on which the trustees who have been elected under section 101 take office under section 102; or

      • (b) at the close of the day before the date on which the trustees who have been elected, appointed, or co-opted in accordance with a notice issued under section 105A take office.

      (4) Subject to section 103, any trustee appointed, elected, or co-opted under subsection (1) is eligible to be appointed, elected, or co-opted as a trustee.