The supervisor of a troubled Yau Tong school said last night the government deadline for the sponsoring body to relinquish its operating rights by July 14 was too rushed because it was the first day of the holidays. Carman Leung, who also chairs the school's sponsoring body Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation, said she had requested a second meeting with bureau officials on the issue in a week. But the Education Bureau insisted that the handover date should be July 14 and added that the Pegasus group could have an extra four days to remove equipment. The Pegasus organisation, last month informed the government that it would give up the right to operate the school. Principal assistant secretary Steve Lee Yuk-fai said the bureau would seek to meet Ms Leung in a week, but no date had yet been decided. Mr Lee also said the bureau would issue a notice today for Pegasus to provide a list of equipment and items that it would remove from the Pegasus Philip Wong Kin Hang Christian Primary School cum Junior Secondary School. When asked if she would remain as school supervisor, Ms Leung said the issue was not discussed. Last night's meeting, held to discuss issues related to the change of sponsoring body, concluded at about 12.30am. Ms Leung's brother-in-law Tang Chung-ming, who is also a member of the school's board of directors, Mr Lee, Kwun Tong chief school development officer Kwan Pak-keong and principal education officer (Kowloon) Edwin Tsui Kai-cheung attended the meeting. Before the meeting, Ms Leung, who was last seen in public when she held a press conference last Wednesday, said she took a 'spiritual retreat', when asked why she had been unreachable for days. 'I needed to take some time to rest and calm down. I took a spiritual retreat.' When asked why she did not respond to the bureau when it had tried to contact her, she said she only received an e-mail from the bureau on Monday and did not receive any others. When asked to comment about suggestions that another supervisor be appointed t, she said: 'It's OK. The most important thing is to provide a good education service.' Yesterday, the bureau invited responses from school groups interested in taking over the troubled Pegasus school in Yau Tong and asked those interested to reply by Monday. A briefing is to be held for interested parties at 11am tomorrow at the bureau's Wan Chai office. Around the same time as Ms Leung's press conference, Independent Commission Against Corruption officers were gathering information at the school. Allegations made by parents against her include outsourcing school services to the sponsoring body and borrowing as much as HK$10 million from parents for the development of the school. Bureau officers had visited the school to check its accounts.