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First-day blues

First-day blues Chief Education Officer Laurie King (FP)

By Yvette Best | Tue, September 10, 2013 - 12:12 AM

ONE SCHOOL REMAINED closed  and at least three finished  half-day as the Michaelmas  term got under way yesterday.

Chief Education Officer Laurie King said the first day went “fairly smoothly”, despite the “challenges” at Wesley Hall Infants, Society Primary, Parkinson  and Alma Parris.

The Ministry of Education  sent out a bulletin over the weekend stating that Wesley Hall Infants would be closed until tomorrow to facilitate cleaning. According to King, Society Primary remained closed as well  for industrial cleaning.

In the absence of information  of the St John school’s closure, parents and guardians turned up with their charges in spanking new uniforms and necessary tools for the first day, only to be confronted with janitors cleaning the building and cutting overgrown brush.

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Posted by BIG SKY 10 months, 2 weeks ago
One question,couldn't this cleaning be done during the vacation time?

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Posted by Ann Lewis 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Am I missing something - didn't they have all the time in the world to clean the school??? I am not too clued up about what is going on as I live in London and try to keep up with the news in bim!

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Posted by Karen Harper 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Now this is just poor communication skills, there are so many ways they could of notify parents of this issue. News media would of been a great asset. For someone in high office you need to communicate better. Shame on you and your office.

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Somebody once said that if something makes sense, don't expect the government to do it. Yes, the whole summer vacation passed and routine things weren't done in time for the opening of schools. It's not like the officials were unaware of the date for opening of the schools or that there was a list of schools where things had to be done.

Perhaps the reason why some schools were negatively impacted was that sufficient monies weren't allocated to have all the listed schools taken care of by the deadline. But what do I know? I'm only 1600 miles away from the scene of the 'crimes'!

Hope the officials get these matters sorted out pronto to allow for the little people to receive their education without further delay.

I'm praying that the Lord will guide, protect, inspire and strengthen all teachers to carry out their assigned tasks with infectious joy to touch the hearts and minds of the students whom they serve. Education is everbody's business.

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Posted by BIG SKY 10 months, 2 weeks ago
One Step Forward,Two Steps Back.Nearly Three Months To Clean All Schools And To Cut Grass but as usual, people "Doing Alot Of Nothing."

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