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V. References and Resources

A.    Key Circulars

 

To enhance schools’ own governance and internal accountability, schools should comply with the requirements as set out in relevant EDB circulars (EDBC), especially the following:

 

1.

EDBC No. 7/2012 on Improvement Measures to Strengthen the Governance and  Internal Control of Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) Schools;

http://applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC12007E.pdf

 

2.

EDBC No. 10/2012 on Fee Remission/Scholarship Schemes in Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) Schools;

http://applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC12010E.pdf

 

3.

EDBC No. 16/2012 on Delineation of Reserves and Reserve Ceiling for the Operating Reserve of Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) Schools; and

http://applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC12016E.pdf

 

4.

EDBC No. 17/2012 on Use of Government and Non-government Funds in Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) Schools.

http://applications.edb.gov.hk/circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC12017E.pdf

 

      

B.    Statutory Requirements

 

Schools shall always observe the following: 

 

1.

Education Ordinance (Chapter 279) (EO) and Education Regulations (Chapter 279A) (ER);

 

2.

Employment Ordinance and related legislation such as the Minimum Wage Ordinance, Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, and Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance;

 

3.

Legislation on equal opportunities including the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and Race Discrimination Ordinance;

 

4.

Other related ordinances such as the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance and Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, etc; and

 

5.

Other new statutory requirements introduced/issued from time to time such as "Enhanced Measures on Appointment" and "Sexual Conviction Record Check", etc.

 

    

C.    Other References

 

Schools are also encouraged to make reference to the following documents for appropriate actions and decisions:

 

1.

Best Practices in School Operations Recommended by Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for DSS Schools;

http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/direct-subsidy-scheme/index/cl_21_5_2007_eng.pdf

 

2.

Best Practice Checklist: Governance and Internal Control in Schools, ICAC;

http://cpas.icac.hk/UPloadImages/InfoFile/cate_43/2016/f8a780b1-ecbe-42c7-b46e-d94c378fd007.pdf

 

3.

Six Data Protection Principles, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD);

http://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/data_privacy_law/ordinance_at_a_Glance/ordinance.html#5

 

4.

Code of Practice on Human Resources Management, PCPD;

http://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/data_privacy_law/code_of_practices/files/hrdesp_e.pdf

 

5.

Guide to Corporate Governance for Subvented Organisations (June 2015 Second Edition), Efficiency Unit; and

http://www.eu.gov.hk/en/reference/publications/guide_to_cg_for_so_2015.pdf 

 

6.

Guide to Corporate Governance for Subvented Organisations - Executive Summary, Efficiency Unit.

http://www.eu.gov.hk/en/reference/publications/guide_to_cg_for_so(summary)_2015.pdf

 

    

   

D.    References on DSS

 

 

 

E.    Supplementary Notes

  

 

  

F.    Training Materials

 

1.   Course materials of Structured Training Programme for DSS Schools Personnel 

      (December 2013)

 

2.   PowerPoint slides for the Briefing Session for Governance Review Sub-committee

      (GRSC) Members (30 October 2014)

 

3.   Workshop for Members of GRSC (15 January 2015)

 

4.   Sharing Session for GRSC Members (14 October 2015)

 

5.   Sharing Session for Members of GRSC (30 May 2016) 

 

6.   Sharing Session for Members of GRSC (12 December 2016)  

 

7.   Sharing Session on Financial Management for Members of GRSC (7 July 2017)  new

 

 

 

G.    School-based Checklists (for reference)  new

 

 

1.   HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College and Creative Secondary School

 

 

 

 

2.   Law Ting Pong Secondary School  word