The school council at Kildare Catholic College will have to wait an extra two weeks for answers surrounding principal Rod Whelan's sudden resignation last year after its independent review was again delayed.
A final report into the situation, which began unfolding in August 2019, was due to be tabled with the school this week after the COVID-19 pandemic forced setbacks from its original release date in May.
But, a spokesperson for the Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga (CEDWW) said the review committee had "agreed to a delay of the report to the school council to allow it to be considered more fully".
Kelly Shaw is a parent of three students at the college. While frustrated by the delays, she told The Daily Advertiser the report could help the school community "turn the page" and "understand what led up to all of this".
"Moving forward, we need closure [and] we need transparency. I would hope [the report] would clarify why [Rod Whelan] left, why it was done so suddenly and behind closed doors," Ms Shaw said.
It is Ms Shaw's hope that the report will also be made widely available with recommendations to be considered by all those who will be affected.
"At this stage, it's not about throwing anyone under the bus, it's about moving forward together as a community," she said.
"That means we all need to know what the processes will be inside both the school and the CEDWW."
The school is currently operating with an acting principal. Ms Shaw believes the first steps toward closure will be in making that position a permanent one.
"We need an idea about what's going to happen in the next six to 12 months," she said.
"In the best-case scenario, Rod would be offered his job back and given that right to return if he wants it before the job goes out [to tender] or is advertised more widely."
At the head of the push to host the independent review was fellow parent Stephen Lawler. His son graduated from the school last year, in the wake of the shock resignation. He too is continuing the call for the former principal to be reinstated.
"Parents, guardians and community members want transparency in what has occurred. A simple statement will not be satisfactory," Mr Lawler said.
"Too many good people have been hurt in this, teachers, staff, parents, students, community members, staff not in management at the CEDWW, and of course Rod Whelan and his family."