AGM 2020 Cancelled

Kia ora koutou

The quorum for AGM is 10% of all member boards (197 delegates). The number of registrations has fallen substantially short of that figure, with only 79 schools registered by close of business yesterday. This means the AGM cannot proceed.
The NZSTA Constitution now requires that the NZSTA Board

  • carries out the tasks and responsibilities of AGM 2020
  • calls a Special General Meeting to ratify the Board’s decisions. 

If the number of delegates at the Special General meeting is again under 10% then the only business it may conduct is ratification of the Board’s decisions.
You can find the NZSTA Constitution on the NZSTA website.

What happens now
  1. The NZSTA Board meets on 5 September to carry out the tasks and responsibilities of the 2020 AGM.
  2. The Board must then 
    1. set the time and place of the Special General Meeting within 30 days (by 5 October)
    2. give member boards at least 60 days’ notice of the time and place for the Special General Meeting.

We will advise all member boards of the proposed date and time of the Special General Meeting and the new registration processes as quickly as possible after this weekend’s board meeting.

  • The latest date for confirmation of the SGM place and time is 2 October (30 days after the board meeting on 5 September.  
  • The soonest that the Special General Meeting can be held is therefore 6 October 2020 (60 days after the Board meeting.) 

On behalf of myself and the NZSTA Board we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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Key information for boards of trustees and principals

Read the latest Pitopito Korero updates for boards and principals from Secretary for Education Iona Holsted.

Noho ora mai


Lorraine Kerr MNZM

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