Composition of Incorporated Management Committee

 

 

Composition of IMC

Number

Alternate Manager

Sponsoring Body Manager

Maximum 60% * of the Maximum number of all managers 

Not more than one

School Principal

Ex-officio manager

Not applicable

Teacher Manager

Not less than one

One (where the constitution allows the nomination of not more than one teacher manager)

Parent Manager

Not less than one

One (where the constitution allows the nomination of not more than one parent manager)

Alumni Manager

One or more (where manager(s) is nominated)

Not applicable

Independent Manager

Not less than one

Not applicable

 

 

(*In calculating the maximum number of sponsoring body managers, all alternate managers shall not be counted.)

 

 

Related Provision:

 

 

 

 

Manager Election :

 

Categories of managers set out in s. 40AL 

must be elected

The manner in which the manager concerned is elected for nomination

Alternate Manager

Exemption from composition requirements

(Section 40AR)

Related Provision

 

Sponsoring Body Manager

 

×

- Nominated by the sponsoring body subject to the constitution of IMC

P

×

 

 S. 40AM 

 

 

School Principal

 

×

(ex-officio manager)

×

×

 

S. 40AL (2)(b)

 

 

Teacher Manager

 

 

P

 

- Voting by secret ballot

- All teachers have equal right of candidature

- All teachers have equal voting right

P

The first teacher manager of planned school:

nominated for registration within one year from the establishment of IMC

 

S. 40AN

 

 

Parent Manager

 

 

P

 

- Election conducted by the recognized parent-teacher association

- Voting by secret ballot

- All parents have equal right of candidature

- All parents have equal voting right

 

P

The first parent manager of planned school:nominated for registration within three years from the establishment of IMC

The first parent manager of operating school:nominated for registration within three months from the establishment of IMC

 

S. 40AO

 

 

Alumni Manager

 

 

P

 

 

-Election conducted by the recognized alumni association

or 

-Nominated by IMC subject to its constitution (If no person is nominated by the recognized alumni association)

×

 ×

 

S. 40AP 

 

 

Independent Manager

 

 

×

 

- Nominated by IMC subject to its constitution

×

The first independent manager:

nominated for registration within one year from the establishment of IMC

 

 

S. 40AQ 

 

 

 

 

To help schools develop a fair and transparent election system to elect representatives to be school managers, Education Bureau has prepared different manager election guides for the reference of different groups of school stakeholders.

 

 

Download : Guide for Teacher Manager Election (as at 31/10/2014)PDF (156 KB)
Download : Guide for Parent Manager Election (as at 31/10/2014) PDF (291 KB)
Download : Guide for Alumni Manager Election (as at 4/11/2015) PDF (497 KB)

 

 

 

Question:            
Is there any upper or lower limit in respect of the total number of members of the IMC?
  Answer:
There is no express provision in the Ordinance setting the upper and lower limits of the total number of members of the IMC.  However, given the requirement of the composition of an IMC as stipulated in the Ordinance, i.e. different parties should have representatives on the IMC, there should at least be more than ten IMC managers.  Although the Ordinance does not set any limit on the maximum number of managers, operational difficulty may arise if there are too many members in the IMC.

 

 

Question:            
Can a non-school sponsoring body (SSB) member serve as an SSB manager?
  Answer:
There is no legal requirement on this.  A manager is an SSB manager if he is nominated by the SSB. 

 

 

Question:            
Is there any difference in terms of legal liabilities between a manager and an alternate manager of an IMC?
  Answer:
The powers and responsibilities of a manager and an alternate manager are basically the same.  Both of them can attend an IMC meeting and express their views.   However, when it comes to voting, only the manager but not the alternate manager has the right to vote.  The alternate manager is allowed to vote only when the manager of his/her category is absent from the meeting.  As long as the alternate manager has not voted on a particular matter, he or she will not be made liable in any legal proceeding arising as a result of that matter.

 

 

Question:            
Can any person aged over 70 serve as an alternate manager?  Can the IMC on which he/she serves ask him/her to leave a meeting?
  Answer:

If the person who applies for registration as an alternate manger is over 70 and can produce a valid medical certificate certifying that he/she is physically fit to perform the functions of a manager, he/she can serve as an alternate manager.

The only difference between an alternate manager and a manager of his/her category is that the former can vote only when the relevant manager cannot execute his/her voting right.  Other functions are the same for both the manager and alternate managers.  Hence, an IMC cannot ask an alternate manager to leave a meeting unless the item under discussion involves his/her personal interests.

 

 

Question:            
Can an alternate manager vote when the manager is present at the meeting?  If a manager leaves the meeting because of conflict of interests, can the alternate manager exercise his/her vote?
  Answer:
An alternate manager cannot vote when a manager of his/her category is present at the meeting.  However, if the manager leaves the meeting because of conflict of interests, the alternate manager can exercise his/her vote.

 

 

 

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