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Election of Parent Representatives to the Board of Management 2019 – 2023

Dear Parents,

I wish to draw your attention to an important meeting that will take place in the hall of the Junior School on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, four parents’ nominees will be elected to the Board of Management of both the Junior and Senior schools – one father and one mother for each school.

This election is necessary because the term of the current boards is about to come to an end. A new Board of Management needs to be in place for all primary Schools by December 1st 2019.

The Board of Management is the body which has the responsibility for the governance of the school. As such, it is a very important body, and the parent nominees occupy a crucial role on the Board of Management. Further information is contained on the attached information sheet. Parents are asked to read this carefully.

At the meeting, nominations will be invited for a mothers’ panel and a fathers’ panel for each school. I would especially like to draw your attention to the following matters in relation to the election of parent representatives to the Board of Management:

  • Only parents present at the meeting can nominate another parent to the Board of Management.

  • A parent does not have to be present at the meeting to be nominated to the Board of Management but there must be someone there to nominate and second the nomination

  • If there is only one nominee for either panel, the nominee shall be deemed elected to the Board of Management

  • If more than one nomination is received for either panel, a secret ballot will be held at the meeting, details of which are below.

Procedure for the balloting of parents

  • an election is called when there is more than one nominee for either the Mothers’ panel or the Father’s panel

  • each person voting is entitled to one non-transferable vote for each panel

  • the votes shall be counted in public

  • the nominee with the highest number of votes in each panel shall be deemed elected

  • Only parents present on the night can vote, if elections are called.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Mary O’ Flynn, Anita Diggin

Chairperson BOM MMH JNS Chairperson BOM MMH JNS


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