Election of Parent Nominees to the Board of Management

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Further to invitation in October Newsletter, I would like to formally invite all parents to attend the Parent Association Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24th of October at 7pm in the school. During the AGM there will be an election held where two parents will be selected to join the school Board of Management for the next 4 year term- from December 2023- November 2027. No expertise or experience is required – all you need is the desire to do the best for our school.

The process will be as follows:

  1. Darragh Roe, as Secretary to the Board, will act as the patron’s representative.
  2. At the meeting nominations shall be invited for both a mothers’ panel and a fathers’ panel. Parents may self-nominate and each nominee must be seconded by a person in attendance at the meeting.
  3. If there is only one nominee for either panel, the nominee shall be deemed to be elected.
  4. If more than one nomination is received for either of the panels, a secret ballot shall be held at the meeting. Two tellers shall be appointed.
  5. Each person voting shall have one, non-transferable vote for each panel.
  6. The votes shall be counted in public.
  7. The election shall be determined on the highest number of votes (i.e. the first past the post system).
  8. In the event of a tied vote between nominees the election of the nominee(s) shall be determined by the drawing of lots. However, where the ballot has been conducted at a meeting and where agreed by the majority of voters present and voting therein, the election of the nominee(s) shall be determined by a further vote at that meeting. Such a vote shall be confined to the tied nominees.
  9. The result of the ballot shall be notified to the parents and to the patron’s representative.
  10. The voting returns from the ballot may be retained for the purposes of co-option in order to fill vacancies occurring during the life of the board where it is decided, having consulted the parents’ association, not to have a by-election, or further by-election, as appropriate.
  11. Following the conclusion of the above process, the patron’s representative shall inform the patron that the parents’ nominees have been selected and shall confirm that the procedures have been adhered to in full.

Governance Manual for Primary Schools can be found here.

If you would like more information please do not hesitate to give me a call to discuss.

I look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Warmest regards,

Darragh Roe

Secretary to the Board of Management