13 Jul 2022

Principals worried schools will lose teachers next year due to drop in student attendance

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 13 July 2022

Many principals are worried their schools will lose teachers next year because so many students have gone missing from their rolls during the pandemic.

They are sure many will return later in the year and they have appealed to the Education Ministry to protect their staffing.

Schools last week submitted their student numbers to the ministry so it can calculate the number of teachers they are entitled to next year.

Here's education correspondent John Gerritsen.