A ratbag school principal has been suspended for serious misconduct.
This is exactly the sort of thing that Labour and the teacher unions claim teacher registration is supposed to prevent when they claimed that lack of registration would put kids at risk in charter schools.
A school principal who formed a sexual relationship with one of his teachers and mismanaged school funds has been suspended after being found culpable of serious misconduct.
Dwayne Puruatea Hapuku behaved in an “unprofessional manner amounting to serious misconduct” while the principal of Otane School in Central Hawke’s Bay. He was charged with serious misconduct by the New Zealand Teachers Council’s Complaints Assessment Committee on March 26, and following the release of a Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal decision yesterday, details of the investigation can now be published.
The “core allegations” laid against Mr Hapuku included bullying staff member Kate Kimber-Jones, by threatening her employment if she disclosed their relationship and that he’d made her pregnant. Read more »