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School calm

Principal Valdez Francis (right) and deputy principal Heather Fergusson (back) giving these students some direction yesterday morning. President of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools, Vere Parris. (Pictures by Lennox Devonish.) Barbados Union of Teachers president Pedro Shepherd is hopeful that learning can resume at Alma Parris soon.

By Yvette Best | Wed, September 11, 2013 - 12:11 AM

The storm brewing over the Alma Parris School has been calmed – at least for now.

Following three hours of talks between the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) and the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) at the Speightstown, St Peter school yesterday, teachers there have a “working document” with which they can function.

This was one of the bones of contention between teachers and principal Valdez Francis.

After going through the planning week last week and the first two days of term without timetables, which resulted in students being sent home early, it looks like the business of learning can go on in the near future.

President of BAPPSS, Vere Parris, is optimistic that school can function as normal from today, but head of BUT, Pedro Shepherd, is thinking that Monday is a more realistic expectation.

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

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