The Government is forcing schools into debt to pay for the repeated mistakes of its education payroll system Novopay, says New Zealand First.
It’s time for heads to roll over the continuing fiasco of Novopay that has yet again left school staff underpaid or not paid, says New Zealand First spokesperson for Education Tracey Martin.
New Zealand First has commended the extra $359 million the Government is investing in education, but has pointed out that there is no extra funding to get more teachers in our schools.
It’s Christmas time, but according to the Trans-Tasman Political Report it may as well be April Fools, with the naming of Finance Minister Bill English as their Politician of the Year says New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.
As the school year starts winding up, teachers and school staff are still trying to sort out Novopay errors amidst the fear of being left in financial limbo over the summer holidays again, says New Zealand First spokesperson for education Tracey M
New Zealand First Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says stressed teachers are being put under pressure due to an overzealous Government demanding duplicate requests for repayment.
New Zealand First says the flawed Novopay system is creating new problems that are impacting on children’s learning in the classroom.
New Zealand First says the decision by teachers and principals to boycott the trial of a national standards computer system shows they’ve had enough of being pushed around by the Government.
New Zealand First says the passing of the Education Amendment Bill creating charter schools is a blow to the state education system with no Government guarantee of success.
New Zealand First has accused the Government of wasting taxpayers’ money and a lack of oversight with the failed Ministry of Education payroll system Novopay.