The Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) inquiry into management fees paid by former Charter Schools, South Auckland
Middle School and Middle School West Auckland shows how flawed the Act Party's Charter School’s policy was, particularly
in regards to financial accountability said NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford.
“Such an obvious mishandling of public money that should be spent on benefiting the schools, educators and tamariki is
shameful and the Board needs to be held to account,” said Mr Rutherford.
“Act's claims that Charter Schools would be more accountable than public schools has been shown up for as erroneous. In
fact, one of the huge problems with the Charter Schools model has always been the potential for financial mismanagement.
“How the Board didn’t recognise a very obvious conflict of interest is at the very least, irresponsible. Those
responsible should resign immediately.”
New Zealand Educational Institute
NZEI Te Riu Roa members work in every community in New Zealand, leading and advocating for quality public education.
We are the 50,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in primary, area and secondary schools as well as
early childhood centres, special education and school advisory services. We come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa - New
Zealand's largest education union, a Treaty based organisation and a powerful advocate for quality public education.
We have the most important job in New Zealand - educating for the future.