March 12, 2013
Statutory manager unnecessary expense for Turakina
The principal of Turakina Māori Girls School wants to see a statutory manager gone as soon as possible.
The Education Ministry imposed the manager on the school for the rest of the year after an Education Review Office audit found problems with the governance and concerns over its financial sustainability.
Terehia Channings says the school was addressing the problems.
‘I was confident, the board was confident that we had the knowledge and skills around the table, in terms of board members. It was a specialist advisor that we required to give some more guidance to the newer members, who didn’t come with governance experience but came with the other skills and knowledge that we required in terms of membership,” she says.
Terehia Channings says the statutory manager is an unnecessary cost the school cannot afford.
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