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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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School Committees

School committees are responsible, subject to the general direction of the education board of the district, for the day-to-day management of the buildings and grounds of the public primary schools. The committees derive their funds from moneys granted by the education boards for their general expenses and for any special purposes, and from donations and other moneys raised voluntarily in the community for the purpose of providing extra school amenities. Funds raised in this latter way are generally subsidised by the State. The committees are elected by householders of the school district concerned.