Manurewa West School’s Silence on Spending Largesse Disgraceful
A Manurewa school’s refusal to front media over its funding of the principal’s home expenses, a ‘stress-relief’ weekend and more is a disgrace to parents and taxpayers, says the Taxpayers’ Union.
“It’s disgraceful that the chairperson, like the principal, refuses to front to media and explain her board’s use of vital funds,” says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams.
“The Board Chair is democratically elected, a public figure in the school’s community. Parents and taxpayers rightfully expect transparency and accountability from the board. Instead, the Chair is demanding media to use the slow and bureaucratic Official Information Act to get any answers. They are taking advantage of the fact that OIA requests needn’t be answered over the summer period.”
“This is a decile 1 school with high-needs students. Parents will be appalled to see funds used on a principal’s home broadband rather than on the kids.”