Sacked teachers want answers
Barely into the second week of the new school term, a controversy is brewing.
Four teachers at the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre in Canefield, St Thomas, had their contracts terminated on September 2.
But almost two weeks later the former teachers have not been told why they were sacked, neither have they received paperwork stating they were no longer with the school, which deals with mentally and physically challenged children.
One of the former teachers, Jerry Walcott, who taught at the school for a little more than two years, wants answers about the action.
He recalled that after reporting for work on Monday September 1, all appeared normal.
“There weren’t any warnings, any provocations – nothing. We went to work did the regular meetings. We were allocated, we went about doing labouring – cleaning classrooms, sweeping [and] mopping,” he said. (SDB Media)