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Local MP Barbara Kuriger is encouraging people in the community to put their hand up for School Board of Trustee elections.

“Nominations are open until 20 May and I want to encourage people with a mix of skills and experience to consider standing.  We need our parents and wider community to know they have a say in the education of our kids in the Waitomo District,” Barbara Kuriger said.

“You don’t have to be a parent, or have children at the school.  We want our school boards to reflect their communities and in turn the diversity within them.

“Boards are focussed on raising the achievement of each and every student. They hold overall responsibility for the governance of a school, setting goals, determining strategic direction, and monitoring their school’s performance – all to lift student achievement.

“I urge anyone who believes they have something to offer to go ahead and make a difference – ki te whakapiki!   

“I want to also thank the people who have been working hard on our school boards for the past three years, and our teachers who work with our children and young people every day,” Kuriger said.

Voting takes place by postal ballot between 25 May and 3 June.  You can find more information at: www.trustee-election.co.nz

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