This note is
not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general
regulations, which come into force on 30 October 2000, replace
the Education (Trustee Elections) Regulations
1992. They provide a single set of rules that apply to
the election of parent representatives, staff representatives, and
student representatives, to school Boards of Trustees. Most schools
must use a
“short election timetable”, but correspondence schools and schools that are permitted to by
the Secretary may use a
“long election timetable”. Both timetables are set out in tabular form in schedules.
The regulations provide for the
Secretary to approve, by notice in the Gazette, different forms of nomination and voting papers for use by different
schools, and in different circumstances. The regulations specifically
permit forms of papers that include or are written in te reo Maori
or any other language.