Salford School trustees today announced they will step down so a commissioner can be appointed to the school.
Trustees acting chair Dr Aaron Fox, in a statement, says while the trustees were capable to function as a board, they felt the effective governance of the school will be best left to a commissioner.
One deciding factor was the expense of the current statutory intervention under Christchurch limited statutory manager Peter Macdonald, including significant legal costs, Dr Fox says.
''That is money which ought to be spent on teaching and learning, and on resources for teachers and students.
''What should have been a straightforward process of addressing the management and governance problems identified in the 2012 Education Review Office report has instead become a significant drain on the school,'' he said.
''Salford remains a school which truly makes a difference, with excellent teachers and an innovative principal. This unfortunate intervention has created more problems than it was ever intended to fix,'' he said.
- The Age
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