The Christchurch City Council wants city schools to have more time to fight for their future.
The Education Ministry has proposed closing or merging more than 30 schools and had asked for feedback to be received by December 7.
Councillors today agreed to ask the ministry to extend the consultation time frame for schools that want it.
They also called on the ministry to widen its consultation beyond schools and into the wider community.
More to come.
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