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BUT: Dissolve school boards

LISA KING, lisaking@nationnews.com

Added 21 April 2017

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BUT president Pedro Shepherd (FILE)

THERE’S NO NEED for more than four school boards to govern this island’s 22 public secondary schools.

That’s the view of president of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Pedro Shepherd, who has called for the dissolution of all existing school boards.

Shepherd said the handpicking of people to sit on school boards as well as principals and senior teachers was creating problems in the schools. 

However, some former educators, while agreeing that the composition of boards needed to be revisited, took issue with the limit he suggested.  

Please read the full story in today's Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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