MR stands for the Dutch word Medezeggenschapsraad. This translates as “Right of say Council”.
In essence the MR is a co-administration council (a mixture between a traditional Parent Teacher Association and a School Council). It is a requirement by Dutch law to have an MR in every school. The MR has an advisory role.
The MR plays an important role in the communication between parents, staff and Management by taking a critical look at proposals from the Supervisory Board. The MR can advise or, in some cases, disapprove before a decision is final. The MR is made up of parents and staff from the International Department, (the ID) and Dutch Department (the NA).
There is a vacancy for the current MR
School foundations like ours, which are responsible for more than one school, and have the legal obligation to set up a GMR.
This group communicates with the Board and Management team and discusses policy for all schools in our Foundation. The issues discussed deal specifically with matters that affect the whole of the organisation, such as the Budget, Annual Report, School Policies and Personnel issues.
The members of the current GMR are:
Judith Preston on behalf of HSV staff International Department
Birgit Le Haen on behalf of HSV parents International Department
Patty Burghouwt on behalf of HSV staff international Department
José Peters on behalf of IVIO staff – chair person
Marita van Dam-Vreugden on behalf of IVIO parents
Roshni Jhagru on behalf of Basisschool Willemspark staff
Roger Reichrath on behalf of Basisschool Willemspark parents
Vacancy on behalf of Lighthouse Special Education staff
Vacancy on behalf of Lighthouse Special Education parents
Vacancy on behalf of Open Venster staff
Ernee Vollenberg on behalf of HOV parents
The meetings are attended by Hans van der Vlugt, board.
If you wish to join or contact the members of the Joint Parent Association, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment there are vacancies for a parent committee.
If you are interested , please contact the director