Principal fears prosecution of school boards will dissuade parents

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thu, 5 Aug 2021, 4:55PM
Melville High School student Jaden Chhayrann drowned while on a school trip in Waihi last year.
Melville High School student Jaden Chhayrann drowned while on a school trip in Waihi last year.

Principal fears prosecution of school boards will dissuade parents

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 Aug 2021, 4:55PM

Concerns parents won't want to be on school boards anymore.

Worksafe is charging a school board over the drowning death of a 17 year while on a school trip.

John Paul College Principal, Patrick Walsh, told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's already hard enough to recruit parents.

“People are busy, they’ve have got to commit to at least two meetings a month. And then, with this legislation if they are feeling that they are going to be prosecuted, then that is something they will say, well, really, am I up for it?”

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