Selwyn MP encourages locals to stand in School Board of Trustee elections

Selwyn news
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Selwyn MP Amy Adams is encouraging people in the community to put their hand up for School Board of Trustee (BOT) elections.

“Nominations are open until 20 May and I want to encourage people with a mix of skills and experience to consider standing.  We need our parents and wider community to know they have a say in the education of our kids in Selwyn,” Ms Adams said.

“You don’t have to be a parent, or to have children at the school.  We want our school boards to reflect their communities and the diversity within them.

“Boards are focussed on raising the achievement of each and every student. They hold overall responsibility for the governance of a school, setting goals, determining strategic direction, and monitoring their school’s performance – all to lift student achievement.

“As a former BOT Chairperson myself, I would encourage anyone who believes they have something to offer to go ahead and make a difference,” Ms Adams said.

“I want to also thank the people who have been working hard on our school boards for the past three years, and our teachers who work with our children and young people every day,” Ms Adams said.

Voting takes place by postal ballot between 25 May and 3 June.  You can find more information at: www.trustee-election.co.nz