Nicole Mathewson at The Press reports:
Phillipstown School is seeking legal advice about whether it can challenge the Government’s decision to have it merge with Woolston School.
In a statement, the school’s Board of Trustees said it was “disappointed and concerned” by Education Minister Hekia Parata’s confirmation last month that she intended to combine the schools.
The pair are set to merge at Woolston in January 2014.
“We are concerned that the minister’s decision does not comply with the requirements of the Education Act, and have instructed public law experts Chen Palmer to urgently advise us on whether the minister’s decision is lawful,” board chairman Wayne West said.
Well there goes 80% of their operations grant for the year! 🙂