Solo mother fighting closure of small rural schoolPETRA FINER Hurleyville School is closing down after almost 125 years. A solo mother is still fighting to keep her children's tiny school open, despite the Ministry of Education supporting the school board's decision to close it. Hurleyville School in rural South Taranaki opened almost 125 years ago but is facing closure after having just seven students on its roll at the end of last year. To close the school, the BOT had to recommend to the Ministry of Education that it is no longer viable, which it did in December. Ministry of Education sector enablement and support, David Wales, confirmed it was going through the process of closing the school.
January 12, 2017 05:31 UTC