23 Feb 2012

Review of school boards mooted

8:25 am on 23 February 2012

The Government is considering whether to review the system of school boards of trustees which has not been changed in nearly 25 years.

Education Minister Hekia Parata has asked whether it is worth considering changes such as making one board responsible for more than one school.

The School Trustees Association says the system could be improved and the Secondary Principals Association and the Post Primary Teachers' Association both say it is time for a review.

But the Principals Federation and the Educational Institute want more support for failing boards rather than a change to the system.