More Choices, More Voices: Rethinking school board elections

Page 1 of 3

Closes 16 Jun 2021

Consultation Contents

We want to hear from you. Answer the questions below by typing in the boxes. Once you have fimished answering click sumbit.

1. What region do you live in?
2. How old are you?
3. What ethnic group/s do you identify with? Select as many options as you want.
4. Does the current postal school board election process work for you? If yes, in what ways? If not, what are the issues?
5. How could election processes be designed in a way to support engagement of Māori, Pacific, Muslim, Asian, refugee, migrant and disability communities?
6. What do you think would be the benefits and challenges of electronic elections? What do you think would be the best ways of guaranteeing the robustness and security of electronic election processes?
7. What do you think would be the benefits and challenges of hui-based elections?
8. Do you agree that the criteria for co-opting and appointing board members should be updated to be more inclusive and better reflect te Tiriti o Waitangi? If not, why not?
9. Do you agree with a new month-long timetable for student representative elections and staff by-elections? Should there be a shorter timetable for electronic elections?
10. Do you think schools should have to consult students, staff and school communities on election processes?
11. Do you agree with the proposal to remove the long election timetable? Will distance schools have enough time to run their elections?
12. Where an election to fill a vacancy for a student representative has failed, do you agree with requiring schools to either select a student representative or establish a different method for students to have a voice on school boards? If not, why not?
13. What else can be done to strengthen student voice and participation in school board elections?
14. What issues do you experience with casual vacancies?
15. What do you think would be the benefits or challenges of schools being able to choose when in the year they hold student representative elections?
16. What other changes should be made to school board elections?

Something missing here? Return to a previously saved response.