Re: Board of Management
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As you may know, a Board manages the school on behalf of Educate Together (our Patron) in accordance with the Rules for National Schools and the policies of the Department of Education & Skills.
At its meeting on November 18th our Board of Management accepted the resignations of Laura Hempenstall and Lee Richardson. The Board wishes to express thanks to both former members for their time, work and influence over the past three years. The Board also wishes them well as they concentrate on other commitments.
Following consultation with the Parent Teacher Association, the Board co-opted as a replacement for Laura Hempenstall the mother with the next highest number of votes from among those not elected to the Board initially (in accordance with the procedures for nominating Parent Representatives.) That person is Angie Dooley.
The Board also co-opted a replacement for Lee Richardson in accordance with the procedures for nominating Community Representatives. That person is Karen Loughran.
The membership of our Board of Management is now as follows: Colm O’Gorman (Chairperson,) Gail Gilliland (Patron’s Appointee,) Raymond Swan (Board Secretary & School Principal,) Karen Loughran (Community Representative & Treasurer,) Imelda Wright (Teacher Representative,) Angie Dooley (Parent Representative,) Colin McShane (Parent Representative,) and Mary McDonald (Community Representative.)
The Board meets monthly during the school year. A report to families and staff on the workings of each Board meeting is published on the school website and posted on the Board’s mailbox (inside the main school entrance.) Parents & guardians can contact the Chairperson by leaving a message in the school office or in the Board of Management mailbox.
The term of office for the current Board runs from 1st December 2007 – 30th November 2011.