In­de­pen­dence de­clared

Melville Times - - News -

CARALEE Com­mu­nity School in Wil­lagee is among 42 WA pub­lic schools across the state that will start 2019 as In­de­pen­dent Pub­lic Schools.

The lat­est round of suc­cess­ful schools takes the to­tal num­ber of In­de­pen­dent Pub­lic Schools to 573.

As part of the ini­tia­tive, schools and their com­mu­ni­ties are em­pow­ered to make lo­cal de­ci­sions.

Prin­ci­pals will have more flex­i­bil­ity on im­por­tant mat­ters such as staff re­cruit­ment, fi­nan­cial man­age­ment, gov­er­nance and ac­count­abil­ity.

In­creased au­ton­omy en­ables greater ef­fi­ciency at the lo­cal level, while sup­port from the pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem re­mains avail­able for schools as they need it.

This is the sev­enth in­take of In­de­pen­dent Pub­lic Schools since the ini­tia­tive was first an­nounced in 2009.

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