This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Total Teachers'.

17 February 2022 
Chuck Schooner 
[FYI request #18252 email] 
Tēnā koe Chuck 
Thank you for your request of 19 January 2022 to the Ministry of Education requesting the 
following information:  
1.  Total Teachers January 2021 employed to service public schools Total 
Teachers January 2022 employed to service public schools 
2.  Total shortfall due to the vaccine mandate 
3.  Cost / Benefit Analysis completed that justifies firing the disobedient teachers 
that refuse to get the experimental gene therapy blackmailed on them by Mrs 

4.  Any and all reporting completed by the Ministry of Education that was 
provided to this government administration that recommended losing skilled 

5.  If there was no input from Ministry of Education can you please provide the 
costs and unintended consequences of the decision above and what sort of 
impact it is going to have on resourcing and public schools being able to 
adequately do their work 

6.  Can you please provide any all reporting provided to the MOE that justifies 
the governments decision to fire the naughty teachers and the signatories to 
the reports. 

7.  If there were Ministers involved please provide their Education, Teaching 
Your request has been considered under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).  
Q1. Total Teachers January 2022 employed to service public schools 

I am refusing this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act as this information does 
not currently exist. Workforce data is provided to the Ministry by schools annually, and as 
there were no schools open for the month of January 2022, the data is currently not 
available in the format requested.  
The workforce data for 2021 is publicly available at the following link for your reference: 
OIA: 1280362  
National Office, Mātauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011 
PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140. Phone: +64 4 463 8000 Fax: +64 4 463 8001 

Q2. Total shortfall due to the vaccine mandate 
I am refusing this part of your request under section 18(g) of the Act, as the Ministry does 
not hold shortfall data. Schools, kura and centres are responsible for ensuring that all of their 
staff are compliant with the vaccine mandate, and may hold their own shortfall data, but 
there is no single agency that holds this information centrally. 
The mandatory vaccination order is a Public Health matter. The Ministry’s role is to support 
schools to implement the requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection 
Framework) Order 2021 and subsequent amendments, including providing guidance and 
assistance on any staffing issues or concerns.  
Q3. Cost / Benefit Analysis completed that justifies firing the disobedient teachers 
that refuse to get the experimental gene therapy blackmailed on them by Mrs Gayford 
As noted above, the mandatory vaccination order is a Public Health matter. As such, the 
Ministry did not undertake a cost / benefit analysis to inform decisions. I am therefore 
refusing this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act, as the information requested 
does not exist.  
Q4. Any and all reporting completed by the Ministry of Education that was provided to 
this government administration that recommended losing skilled teachers 
As noted above, the mandatory vaccination order is a Public Health matter. As such, the 
Ministry of Education did not produce any reports that recommended losing skilled teachers. 
I am therefore refusing this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act, as the 
information does not exist.  
While this part of your request is substantively refused, the Cabinet Paper which agreed to 
bring the education workforce under the mandatory vaccination order is available here and 
may be of interest to you: 
Q5. If there was no input from Ministry of Education can you please provide the costs 
and unintended consequences of the decision above and what sort of impact it is 
going to have on resourcing and public schools being able to adequately do their 
I am refusing this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act, as this information 
does not exist. As noted above, The Ministry’s role is to support schools to implement the 
requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021 
and subsequent amendments. The Ministry’s main channel for doing so is via the Bulletin for 
School Leaders and the COVID-19 section of our website.  
Our bulletins can be found at the following link:, and 
specific guidance for the various settings of the COVID-19 Protection Framework can be 
found here: COVID-19 Protection Framework for schools and kura – Education in New 
Of interest to you, the bulletin provided on 9 December 2021 gave guidance on schools 
managing staffing concerns: December 9 2021 School Bulletin. 

Q6. Can you please provide any all reporting provided to the MOE that justifies the 
government’s decision to fire the naughty teachers and the signatories to the reports. 
I am refusing this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act, as there was no 
reporting provided to the Ministry of Education in scope of this part of your request.  
Q7. If there were Ministers involved, please provide their Education, Teaching 
The decision to implement the Public Health Order was agreed upon by Cabinet. This 
Cabinet Paper regarding the decision-making process around vaccination and testing 
requirements in the education system will be proactively released on the Government’s  
COVID-19 website. You will be able to access the paper, when made available, at the 
following link: Education | Unite against COVID-19 ( 
All Minister credentials are available online at many different sources, including here: I am therefore refusing this part of your request under 
section 18(d) of the Act, as the information is publicly available. 
Please note, the Ministry now proactively publishes OIA responses on our website. As such, 
we may publish this response on our website after five working days. Your name and contact 
details will be removed. 
Thank you again for your email. You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to review this 
decision. You can do this by writing to [email address] or Office of the 
Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143. 
Nāku noa, nā 
Anna Welanyk 
Hautū | Deputy Secretary 
Te Puna Ohumahi Mātauranga | Education Workforce