School Governance

Culture is an Ephemeral Concept - So Should Board Members be Responsible for a Bad Culture?

At a recent University of Sydney presentation at ASIC the question for debate was: "Are directors liable for seriously f...

What's in a watch: How a school board's gift giving practices can result in misuse of funding

Consider this scenario: Two long serving members of the school board retire and the board determines that it should than...

School Boards: Accountability, Governance and the School Community

One of the most problematic areas for school boards is drawing an appropriate boundary between the governance and strate...

School Students on School Boards - Can they vote on the principal's employment?

According to a recent article in The Age, from 2018 Victorian government school students will have a say in hiring princ...

The ten commandments of good governance

Due to the constant pace of legal and regulatory reform at state, territory and federal levels in Australia (which shows...

The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission – Reporting processes for non-government schools in 2017

The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) has recently announced its new 2017 Reporting Requirements...

Air-conditioning and cocktail parties: How a school board’s dismissal of a board member was ruled invalid

The Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) recently set aside the decision of a school board to...

Remunerating your School Board members - is it a valid proposition?

Schools are generally either incorporated associations via legislation within their own state or territory, indigenous c...

The Relationship Between the Principal, the Business Manager and the Board Chair (Part Three)

This is the third and final article in a three-part series on the relationships between the Board Chair, the Principal a...