Last Tuesday, according to the ABC website, the ACT Govt rejigged current laws required to create private schools within the ACT.
Tharwa parents had attempted to start a private version of the school, however, under these new laws it is almost impossible as Barr can veto the school application. Before it was the ACTDET who could veto but had a large criteria to address.
Please note that it was made known 3 days after the school closures and not before or when the school closures announcements were made.
It’s obvious the parents of Tharwa want their school open and are willing to pay to keep it open. So what’s wrong with the ACT Govt? Or are they worried the 25 or so students who attend will make a negative impact on the enrolments for Gordon or Charles Conder Primary?