7 May 2013

Job cuts confirmed at Halswell College

7:22 pm on 7 May 2013

Thirty-seven jobs are to be cut at a Christchurch school that caters for boys with intellectual impairments.

A funding restructure by the Ministry of Education will reduce the roll of Halswell Residential College from 90 to 60 students.

The confirmation of the restructure, reducing funding from $5 million to $3.5 million, follows a month of consultation with staff.

Board of Trustees chair Simon Buckland said the positions to go include kitchen and support staff. Six of the jobs are currently vacant.

Mr Buckland says staff will have the opportunity to apply for 16 new jobs to be re-established at the college.