Department of Education spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, told OFM News that the meeting will be used to establish what the facts and issues are. He adds that the department officials attending that meeting – specifically Motheo District management – will also try to find an amicable solution to issues and concerns raised. He adds Scheepers remains an employee of the Education Department, meaning he will stay on as principal at the school, despite the SGB’s decision.
Ndaba explains while the SGB has an agreement between itself and the headmaster, in which some of its governing functions are delegated to the headmaster by the SGB, Scheepers remains an employee of the Department and will, therefore, stay on in this role.
Chairman of Grey College’s School Governing Body, Henry Büchner, announced the decision in a press release today. In it, Büchner cites a breakdown of trust between the governing body and the school principal as the reason behind the decision, which was announced following the governing body’s meeting with Scheepers last night. Head of Grey Primary, Jurie Geldenhuys, will step in as interim school manager.