Criteria for Selection of Co-opted and Appointed Trustees

The Education Act 1989 sets out the following criteria for selecting co-opted and appointed trustees

  1. It is desirable, so far as is reasonably practicable,
    1. that every board should reflect-
      1. the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the student body of the school or institution; and
      2. the fact that approximately half the population of New Zealand is male and half female; and
      3. the character of the school or schools, or institution, it administers; and
      4. the character of the community (whether geographical or otherwise) served by the school or schools, or institution, it administers; and
    2. that every board should have available from within its membership expertise and experience in management.
  2. A board or person, when co-opting or appointing trustees, shall have regard to subsection (1).
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