September 02, 2014
Whanau seek judicial review
The whanau of a troubled Northland Maori immersion school is seeking a judicial review of what they say is mishandling by the Education Ministry of its issues.
The ministry appointed a commissioner to Te Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa in June and asked him to produce a report on the 2013 board election process.
Some parents removed their children after the board sacked principal Louise Mutu, who is currently facing disciplinary action before the Teacher’s Council.
The whanau say the way the commissioner, Larry Forbes, has gone about the task is flawed and won’t resolve issues about the election or the rift in the school community.
The whanau say they intend to hold a voluntary election for a new board, over the commissioner’s objections.
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