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Legal route (Roger Broomes (FP))

By Yvette Best | Mon, January 21, 2013 - 12:10 AM

AT LEAST ONE Broomes in the Alexandra School saga could be seeking legal redress in the near future.

Cousins Jeff Broomes, who was principal of the school for ten years, and Roger Broomes, the physical education teacher, came to national attention during the commission of inquiry into the affairs of the school in July and August.

That commission recommended that they both be removed from the St Peter school. The Ministry of Education took action at the beginning of this term, transferring Jeff to Parkinson Memorial Secondary School. He is yet to take up duties there because he is on sick leave until Thursday.

The board of the school reportedly dealt with Roger. He told the DAILY NATION his contract had not been renewed.

“The first contract I had was until the 31st of August. Then I received a letter of termination, terminating my services from the first of January,” the 45-year-old reported.

He insisted that no reasons were cited for the termination and said he had retained the services of a “prominent attorney” to look into the matter.

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Jane Brown 1 year, 9 months ago
Save yourself the embarrassment.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 9 months ago
On and on and on and on and ON!

Will we still be reading about this in 2014?

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 9 months ago
I heard the big man on TV!
Government offered to pay in installments.
Barrack say.. No he want all one time!

Yeah buddy, don't we all..
but it simply isn't going to happen that way, is it?!

Solution: transfer the first tranche to his bank account, whether he likes it or not.
What's he going to do?
Kick millions out of bed? Really?
If he refuses payment, then I believe that in law Government has offered to pay and he has refused payment.

*I* would take whatever I'm offered
and just hope the cheque clears!
but it would seem that Barrack is yet another BLP deliberate-fly-in-the-ointment
causing "problems"

I'm putting up my protective window shutters
for yet another local storm in a teacup.

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Posted by Reiah Factua 1 year, 9 months ago
Why can't these niggling issues be put to rest? What is there to gain by highlighting these conflicts just for the sake of a story? These are real people with real lives and families who for the most part just want to cope and get on with life, without a constant revisit of negative publicity. Furthermore, the media offers no comfort when they publish statements with implications for more negative consequences on already disrupted lives. Who says that the Board is responsible for this gentleman's termination, when it was widely publicised that the Ministry of Education carrying out instructions from the Public Service Commission, were the ones who issued letters to the teachers. Even though only the transfered teachers were officially highlighted in the initial reports, some directly from the recommendations, this action is more than likely part and parcel of the Ministry's doing, since it was also one of the recommendations from the Inquiry and teaching appointments are offered on approval of the Chief Education Officer and not the Board.

This is my humble opinion.

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