In most cases the School Governing Body (SGB) members often forget their duties and responsibilities in schools. Some schools in the township are not functioning properly due to the interference of the SGB members where they are not supposed to be involved in.
Some SGB members are disrupting the education of their children instead of building and promoting their schools. They want to be involved in the hiring of the school teachers and in the management affairs of the school which sometimes l believe it’s not their responsibility.
Some key responsibilities of the SGB are: decision making, planning, conflict management, team building, negotiation and school finances.SGB must ensure that the school is governed in the best interest of all the stakeholders.
All SGB members must always put the best interest of the school before any personal interests. The South African Schools Act stipulates that a SGB must: Promote the best interest of the school and ensure its development , adopt a constitution setting out how the SGB will operate , adopt a mission statement for the school , adopt a code of conduct for learners at the school which sets out disciplinary procedures.
I appeal with all the SGB members to read their mandate on what they are supposed to do in order to build the education of their child.