27 Oct 2020

Former Christchurch school board chair says Ministry of Education 'toxic' after rebuild troubles

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 27 October 2020

The Ministry of Education went against expert advice at a quake-damaged Christchurch school, hit spiralling costs, and was obstructive and misleading, documents show.

The ministry criticised the school's leadership - and has been forced to apologise

The ex-chair says the ministry is 'toxic' and is warning other schools to learn from the long - and unfinished - drama.

Phil Pennington reports.