Pursuant to section 78M of the Education Act 1989, I direct the Secretary for Education to appoint a limited statutory manager for Te Aute College (232) because of risks to the operation of the school, welfare of students, educational performance of the students at the school, financial management, personnel management and property management.
The following functions, powers and duties of the board are vested in the limited statutory manager:
? Management of health and safety of students and staff;
? personnel management including performance management and appraisal of staff;
? development and monitoring of management structures, including delegations and inter-staff communications;
? implementation of the action plan; and
? hostel management.
The limited statutory manager must also advise the board on the following matters:
? Curriculum management;
? financial management;
? property management;
? board/community relations; and
? roles and responsibilities of governance.
The following conditions apply to the exercising of the powers of the board and the limited statutory manager:
? Advice will be sought from the New Zealand School Trustees Association industrial advisers in all personnel matters;
? the trust board will be consulted as appropriate and advised of progress; and
? the powers of the limited statutory manager shall be exercised in consultation with the board.
This notice takes effect the day after the date of publication of this notice.
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of June 2003.
TREVOR MALLARD, Minister of Education.