Who is on the Board

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Trustees are elected by the parent community, staff members and, in the case of schools with students above Year 9, the students. The principal is also a member of the board. The board can also co-opt additional trustees. Co-option cannot be used to fill casual vacancies on a board; a board must hold a by-election to fill the casual vacancy or fill the casual vacancy by selection having first given consideration to the requirements of section 105 of the Education Act 1989. There must always be more elected than selected parent trustees.

A standard board of trustees' membership includes:

Boards of trustees must hold elections for parent and staff trustees every three years (triennial election). A board may also decide to opt into a staggered (mid-term) election cycle. This means that the majority of parent representatives are elected at the triennial election and the rest are elected at the mid-term election. Elections for student trustees must be held annually in September in schools in year 9 and above.

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