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Independent Public Schools Update

 
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As a follow on to the information sessions, you now have an opportunity to provide your view in relation to Jindalee State School submitting an application to become and Independent Public School in 2015.  Whilst the community meetings were not well attended, there has been a good deal of information captured in the school newsletters over time.  It is my intent to provide any feedback to the P&C at the next meeting to assist in coming to a community view regarding the submission of an application.

To add further background, many will remember the school considered this as an option last year.  At that time the community supported the initiative.  Following a recent staff vote the majority of staff indicated that they are ready for an application to be submitted.   I provide the following information for your consideration.

The key features of Independent Public School.

• Enhanced local governance

• Advancing innovation

• Locally tailored workforce

• Financial flexibility

• Building for the future

• Support, accountability and transparency

What an Independent Public School is not

• An independent school  (There are no Independent school fees)

• A school run by a board

• An isolated State School ( Cluster Considerations)

• About the Principal (This is about what is in the best interest of the school the students and learning)

If you would like to read the full question and answers sheet please click here.

< ips-questions-answers-schools.pdf>

To have your say, please email (the.principal@jindaleess.eq.edu.au).  We will send you a voting slip and record your request. If you missed the information evening and are interested in a repeat session, this may also be emailed to the same address including phone contact details. Voting slips may be returned to the school in an envelope and delivered to the front counter or slips may be placed directly into the box in the office.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Your involvement in this process is encouraged and really appreciated to provide us with your view on this topic.

Please note that a ‘yes’ vote will support the school in submitting an application but does not guarantee Jindalee becoming and Independent Public School.  The decision to make our school an Independent Public School will rest with the Central Office. 

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Last reviewed 17 April 2020
Last updated 17 April 2020