Post-primary School Boards
State post-primary schools are, either individually or in groups, under the management and control of boards set up for the purpose in accordance with the legislation. In general, the boards are composed of representatives of parents, the education boards, and local authorities and organisations having an interest in the work of the school; but the general trend is for a greater proportion of parent representation. The choice of constitution is largely determined by the wishes of the local community. The funds required for the establishment, control, and management of these schools are derived from grants distributed by the Department of Education. Post-primary school boards employ their own administrative staff under their own terms and conditions.