The Ministry of Education has begun the process of appointing
a commissioner to replace the board of trustees of Wanaka
In a statement yesterday, head of sector enablement and
support Katrina Casey said the board had formally requested
it be dissolved and a commissioner appointed.
''We will now go ahead and appoint a commissioner who has the
appropriate skills and expertise to govern the school. The
commissioner will work with the principal and staff ...
and the school community to return the school to full
The move follows the resignation of three board members last
month and two earlier this year.
Limited statutory manager Cleave Hay, who has been working
with the board since January, told the Otago Daily
Times yesterday the board remained in place until its
members either resigned or the Minister of Education
From past experience, he expected the process to take about
Under the Education Act 1989, the commissioner takes
responsibility for all ''functions, duties and powers'' of
The process is aimed at returning the school to