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1312 Minutes - 4 December 2013

4 December  2013

Kaikohe East School Board Minutes


Chicky Rudkin (Principal), Graeme Shaw, Lisa Tuwhangai, Shenelle Cassidy,


Don Edmonds


RESOLVED   Chicky / Lisa

That the minutes are a true record of the previous meeting.


RESOLVED Chicky / Shenelle

That the inward correspondence is accepted.

Matters arising from the correspondence.

RESOLVED Lisa / Shenelle

The application for leave without pay for Fredi has been declined.

Financial Report

RESOLVED  Chicky / Shenelle

That the Financial Report is approved.

Curriculum Review - Health and Physical Education

RESOLVED   Chicky / Shenelle

That the Health and Physical Education Report  is received.  


Policy Review - Legal Responsibilities

RESOLVED   Graeme/ Lisa

That the Legal Responsibilities Review Report is adopted.

Matters arising

It was noted in discussion that the impression is that only one person was surveyed. The responses were the results of agreed responses from a meeting of Board members and Don.

Special Topics

2014 Budget

RESOLVED Chicky / Shenelle

That the Board approves the 2014 budget with a budgeted deficit for the year of $60,011, in the context of a budgeted surplus of $313,086 at the end of 2013.

Leave Without Pay Policy

Noted in Discussion

The board discussed the costs involved in employing a reliever when a staff member takes leave without pay. The cost to the school is $140 a day plus travel.

Therefore It is the intention of the Board to discuss the following motion at the next board meeting.

    1. That all leave without pay is at the discretion of the Board and will only be approved in exceptional circumstances. Examples of circumstances that might be approved are:

      1. Weddings of immediate family members

      2. Graduations of the staff member or immediate family member

Staff opinion about this proposed motion will be considered and any contributions should be e-mailed to the board chair. chair@kaikeast.school.nz

Board Vacancy

RESOLVED   Lisa / Graeme

That notification to fill the casual vacancy by selection will be placed in next weeks newsletter, on the website and on our Facebook page.