School Information




The School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988 gives each primary, secondary and special school the right to elect its own School Board.

The membership of School Boards comprises parents (who have a majority), school staff members and co-opted members (chosen to represent the community). Local councillors, representatives of the West Lothian Council and Head Teachers have a right to attend the Board meetings but cannot be actual members of a Board.

School Boards have a variety of duties and functions including communication with parents, fund-raising, taking part in the appointment of senior staff of a school, and arranging the use of premises out with normal school hours. Boards can ask the council to give them certain additional responsibilities.

A leaflet detailing the functions, membership and regulations governing school boards is available from the Education Services (School Board Office).





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