Morale has hit an all time low at Walgett Community College, in NSW's north, with teachers stating they are now unable to deliver education as normal after being "two staff down" on top of already dire vacancies.
On Thursday, they decided to put a "variation of routine" in place until further notice, laying blame squarely on the Education Department. They said "no subjects can be delivered due to not enough staff".
Through the NSW Teachers' Federation, the school is demanding the department communicates the new routine to parents and guardians of the students, who are now not receiving their education.
"The members do this as it is not their responsibility to own this crisis, it is the government's responsibility through the department," federation representative Tim Danaher explained.
"The government needs to be held accountable for the current situation at Walgett Community College high school and the detrimental impact this is having on the students."
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It comes after one teacher walked off and several meetings in protest of the fact half of all teaching positions have sat empty since the middle of last year.
"We cannot ignore the impact that [vacancies] are having on both staff and students," Mr Danaher said.
"Through the department's failing, the students at Walgett are now being denied one of the most basic human rights, which is access to a high quality education.
"This is both disgraceful and unacceptable, and the government needs to act immediately to ensure that the understaffing issue does not continue and that students' learning returns to normal as soon as possible."
The department was questioned about their response to the lack of teaching at Walgett, and how they would assist in making sure students received their education.
They did not respond in time for the Leader's deadline.