The only thing we really ever hear about them is when Lucius blackmails them into dismissing Dumbledore, and the only governor we ever meet is Lucius.

I tried to read up on this a bit, but the info you get online is a bit vague, and I suspect that it might even be different at each school...


So, my bundle of questions...

What exactly are school governors? How are they appointed/elected? Who can become a governor? Do all schools in Britain have them, or all boarding schools, or is it unusual?

What are the tasks/obligations/rights/privileges that come with the post? How do you think this would translate to Hogwarts? Would they be involved in the day-to-day life of the school a lot?

Are there prejudices against governors - would it mostly be rich purebloods like Lucius?


I'm considering making the parent of one of my characters a governor, and I'm just trying to figure out how it fits into the story...