Parkinson situation ‘no surprise’
THE DEVELOPING SAGA at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School with principal Jeff Broomes should not have come as a surprise.
Responding to the possibility that the start of school at the Pine, St Michael school could be affected, president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman, said anyone following the situation at Alexandra School during Broomes’ tenure there would have known the extent of the problems that existed and what the BSTU had to deal with.
Redman said that given the history matter, which warranted a Commission of Inquiry in 2012 to solve ten years of protracted grievances, it would be in everyone’s interest for the Ministry of Education to meet with the representative for Parkinson, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), and have the matter ventilated “expeditiously”.
She said she would have to meet with members of her executive and be guided by them if the BUT were to ask for assistance. (YB)