PTA ‘happy with how Broomes handled school’
By Barry Alleyne | Tue, July 10, 2012 - 12:01 AM
Parents of students at the Alexandra School are satisfied with the job principal Jeff Broomes was able to do earlier this year when teachers were taking industrial action.
Word of this came yesterday from president of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Carl Benskin.
The PTA chief, a former policeman, made the revelation on the first day of the second week of the Commission of Inquiry into the school, being held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
“[A] majority of the parents appreciate how Mr Broomes handled the school. They feel he was able to manage things well during the crisis,” Benskin testified, while being questioned by Vernon Smith, one of Broomes’ lawyers.
According to Benskin, Alexandra’s parents, and not just the PTA, communicated regularly with the principal. “His relationship with parents at the school is very, very cordial,” Benskin noted.
He said most parents believed Broomes was an extremely helpful principal.Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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