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Functions of a school council

The functions of a school council with regard to any school in relation to which it is constituted are—

        (a)     to establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community;

        (b)     to arrange for the supply of goods, services, facilities, materials, equipment and other things or matters that are required for the conduct of the school including the provision of preschool programs;

        (c)     to raise funds for school related purposes;

        (d)     to regulate and facilitate the after hours use of the school premises and grounds;

        (e)     to exercise a general oversight of the school buildings and grounds and ensure that they are kept in good order and condition;

        (f)     to provide for the cleaning and sanitary services that are necessary for the school;

        (g)     to ensure that all money coming into the hands of the council is expended for proper purposes relating to the school;

        (h)     to provide meals and refreshments for the staff and students of the school and make charges for those meals or refreshments;

              (i)     to inform itself and take into account any views of the school community for the purpose of making decisions in regard to the school and the students at the school;

        (j)     to generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community;

        (k)     to perform any other function or duty or to exercise any power conferred or imposed on the council—

              (i)     by or under this Act or the regulations; or

              (ii)     by a Ministerial Order or direction issued by the Minister under this Act.

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