Personeelaangeleenthede as bestuursarea van 'n bestuursliggaam in 'n staatsondersteunde skool
Jooste, Johannes Sagaria
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With the transition from public schools to state-aided schools there was incisive change regarding the essential nature, powers and duties of the governing bodies. With the declaration of such schools the authority to manage and control a school, transferred to the governing bodies of state-aided schools. The powers of governing bodies included, amongst others, the appointment, promotion and even dismissal of an educator. Some governing bodies were of the opinion that they had total power, without taking the Act on Educational Affairs (70/1988) and the Act on Employment of Educators (138/1994) into consideration. Other governing bodies, however, proceeded cautiously not to transgress these Acts. In the literature study the essence, composition and powers of the governing body were described. Staff-management as management-area of the governing body in a state-aided school was discussed in detail. In the empirical study emphasis was centred on the expertise of the chairman of governing bodies and of school principals of Afrikaans-speaking state-aided schools in regard to their statutory responsibilities in respect of staff affairs. The most important conclusion arrived at, indicated that governing bodies and school principals have a lack of knowledge, insight and interpretation of the clauses of the Act on Educational Affairs (70/1988) and the Act on Employment of Educators (138/1994) and other statutory stipulations. One may thus deduce that the governing bodies and school principals may not act arbitrarily, but that they must acquaint themselves thoroughly with the content of the various acts, manuals and regulations, in order to be able to manage staff affairs effectively.
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