I feel kinda stupid for not seeing this coming:
Charter schools on the cards for closed Christchurch schools
Sites left vacant by Christchurch school closures could be in demand for charter schools or apartment complexes.
The Government’s school shake-up will leave 14 surplus school grounds in the city with a combined rating value of $51.8 million, including land value of $9.8m. …
Local Valuers’ Institute head Wilson Penman said the sites would make good campuses for charter schools, or language schools and private tertiary colleges displaced from the central city.
Right, so, these schools, which according to the Nats don’t have the student base and/or are too quake damaged to keep running, are going to be sold off for purposes including – charter schools.
I think that there are going to be some school communities that are a little bit pissed off by this.