Student Representatives Elected Unopposed

Sean Marshall made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

The request was refused by Ministry of Education.

From: Sean Marshall

Dear Ministry of Education,

Does the ministry have any statistics on how many student representatives on school boards are elected unopposed. If so, please provide a breakdown of numbers elected unopposed vs numbers whose elections were contested for each of the past 10 years?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Marshall

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Kia ora Sean

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

Under section 15(1) of the Act, we are required to make and inform you of our decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which your request is received. You can therefore expect to receive our decision on your request on or before the 14th of September 2022. If more than 20 working days are needed due to the potential workload and/or consultations involved in answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

Please note, the Ministry may publicly release on our website the response to your request five days after you have received it. Any personal information will be removed.

In the interim, if you have any questions about your request, please email [email address].

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Tçnâ koe Sean –

 

Thank you for your email of 17 August 2022 requesting information on how
many student representatives on school boards are elected unopposed. Your
request has been considered under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act).

 

As schools are self-governing, information on board election outcomes is
held individually by schools, and is not collated by the Ministry of
Education. We are therefore refusing your request under section 18(g) of
the Act, as the information requested is not held by the Ministry, and we
have no grounds for believing that the aggregated information is either
held by or more closely connected to the functions of another department
(for itself and for a departmental agency hosted by it or an
interdepartmental executive board serviced by it) or interdepartmental
venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or by a local authority.

 

You can find information on board and student representative elections at
the following links: [1]Boards of schools and kura – Education in New
Zealand and [2]School Board Elections | Student elections.

 

Thank you again for your email. You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to
review our decision on your request, in accordance with section 28 of the
Act. You can do this by writing to [3][email address] or to
Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.

  

Nâku noa, nâ,

Official and Parliamentary Information | Ministry of Education | ED

[4]education.govt.nz

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ôna huanga
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outcomes
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