School councils can be established in
Queensland state schools to enable greater involvement of the school
community and other stakeholders, such as industry, in setting the
strategic direction for the school.
The school council plays a
role in monitoring and informing the school's strategic direction in a
way that achieves the best learning outcomes for the school's students.
The functions of a school council under s.81 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (Qld) (the Act) are to:
- monitor the school's strategic direction
school plans and policies of a strategic nature, or other documents
affecting strategic matters including the annual estimate of revenue and
expenditure for the school
- monitor the implementation of the plans, policies and other documents mentioned above
- advise the school's principal about strategic matters.