Who manages schools?
What are the functions of a school governing body (SGB)?
Who can be elected to serve on governing bodies?
Parents, teachers and children have an interest in the effective management of schools. Any parent with a child in school can stand to be elected to that specific governing body. Teachers and any learner in grade 8 or above may be elected. Additional co-opted members of the community (people who do not have a child in said school but lives in the community of the school) may also serve on a school governing body. The principal of a school will automatically be a member of the governing body. The majority members of a school governing body must, however, consist of parents.
Who can vote in governing body elections?
According to the Schools Act, both parents of a child may vote in the elections. There are two types of elections: Full day elections or elections over a longer period. This year, the elections will take place in March.
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