I am a Board of Trustees Member and I think that we need better funding for support staff because…. conservative governments have repeated countlessly on the importance of education. If education is the key to an enlightened nation any cut to any segment of the education sector (support staff) will only lead to many of the dreams and aspirations of parents, caregivers, whanau and more important our students of today. The vital rule the support staff play should not be undervalued. Any cuts to support staff will impact on our already over worked teaching fraternity. Think of the legacy you are leaving on our pupils if you devalue the role of support staff.