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Students could sit on school BOMs


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/11/2016. Students could sit on school BOMsTags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting


The Minister for Education Richard Bruton is due to publish the new Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill over the coming weeks. According to the Irish Times, the heads of the Bill were approved by the Cabinet recently and are due to be published soon by the Minister.

When enacted, the new legislation will require schools to put in place a parent and student charter based on key guidelines. It is expected that the legislation will require schools to provide performance updates to parents and students and will also provide more transparency on the handling of complaints.

According to the Times, The New Bill could also see secondary students becoming full or partial members of boards of management while age-appropriate consultation with primary level students will be encouraged.


Comments

Johnno

(01-12-2016 20:15)


Board of Managements are Corporate Bodies - they can sue and be sued. If you are under 18, you cannot normally start court proceedings in your own name and a litigation friend (next friend) - usually your parent - must act on your behalf.
As a child or young person you cannot normally be sued for breach of contract because, in most circumstances, you cannot enter into a contract which is enforceable in a court.

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