Sta­tus to change

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Two lo­cal pri­mary schools are set to be­come in­de­pen­dent pub­lic schools next year, en­abling the schools’ com­mu­ni­ties to make their own de­ci­sions on staff, fi­nances and gov­er­nance.

Warn­bro and Ore­lia pri­mary schools are two of 42 schools to be­come in­de­pen­dent, with the lat­est round of suc­cess­ful schools tak­ing the 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.

Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Min­is­ter Sue Ellery said WA was lead­ing the way in giv­ing schools and com­mu­ni­ties more say on their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion.

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