School boards look set to keep their powers when the Government finally unveils its decisions on the way schools are run tomorrow.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is believed to have abandoned proposals by a taskforce last year to transfer all the legal powers of school boards to about 20 new regional "hubs".

The backdown will be a victory for 44 schools, including Auckland Grammar and Mt Albert Grammar, which formed a Community Schools Alliance to fight the proposals.

However Waikato University education professor Martin Thrupp said the Government might still seek to achieve the goal of the proposed reforms -

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