Refer to Governance Manual for Primary Schools and FSSU website.
- Bank reconciliation report
- Income and Expenditure year to date
- Income and Expenditure v’s budget
- Income and Expenditure v’s prior year
Indefinitely, these should be stored securely on school property.
Yes, the board may give gifts to retiring staff members. It is not advisable to give cash/cheque as this may be subject to tax. It is more appropriate to give a gift or voucher. The board has discretion around the amount of the gift ensuring that it does not adversely affect school funds.
Yes, the board of management has discretion and should set spending limits for these types of expenses. These would generally include food, small gifts for volunteers e.g. flowers.
Cash should be avoided or may be subject to payroll taxes.
Note. Payments to persons for services e.g.: choirmaster should be put through payroll or a valid invoice sought. See here for further information.
Yes. Where the Department of Education does not pay for the in-service day, the Board of Management has discretion to cover the expenses. Usually this would include the cost of the course and any travel and subsistence would be paid at civil service rates.
A summarised Financial Report for Parents should be made available in school for any parent to view upon request.
Yes, but must use current Civil Service Mileage and Subsistence rates: See latest guideline: P05 – Revised Travel and Subsistence Rates 2022.
Travel and subsistence allowance may be paid to members of the board of management, Principal, Deputy Principal, teaching and non -teaching staff for necessary travel required to carry out school business.
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