School Participation Council (Medezeggenschapsraad –MR)
For many years it has been governmental policy in the Netherlands to ensure that all parties affected by management decisions have a say in those decisions.
This policy led – in the education sector – to the formation of school councils, known in Dutch as ‘medezeggenschapsraden’.
Parents and staff are represented on the council, whose task involves approving certain prescribed school policy documents (e.g. school guide, school plan, annual budget, safety plans) and advising management of the viewpoints of these groups on matters affecting the school. A law took effect on January 1, 2007 that further regulates the rights and responsibilities of both MR and management by determining in which areas the MR has a purely advisory role and when approval of the MR is necessary for school policy to take effect.
The MR consists of parent members as well as staff members from both the upper and lower school. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Rembrandtlaan location.
An email address has been set up to answer any queries you may have. This is:
MR@ipsviolen.nl and any emails sent to this address will be automatically forwarded to all members of the School Council.
The MR will consists of the following four parents and three staff repesentatives:
As a general rule, if there are any educational issues, you should address your query directly to the Headmaster
In case there are any issues that you wish to be addressed by the MR please send a mailMR@ipsviolen.nl (or get in touch personally with one of the MR representatives) at least one week before the MR meeting date.
MR The School Council
Please find below the presentation slides for the 2017 AGM