Following on from the recommendations of the Inquiry into school closures, the government has finally issued its response (see the committee website).
Not surprisingly, Barr has refused to re-open any schools, saying it would cost too much and the communities don’t really need a school anyway and the whole school closures process was great and all students are better off, and … so there. So instead, he’s allowing child-based services at Hall and Tharwa and he might allow Hall to get a private school. Cook and Flynn stay closed, with the future use of Flynn still being decided.
ABC news reports, in a sad dose of realism, that Hall and Tharwa are resigned to their fates, thanking the Greens for their support in getting child-services-not-a-school.
See the previous post of this topic.