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Lisa King

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Parents of pupils at Ellerton Primary are demanding to have first-hand knowledge about what is happening at the St George school and not having to wait for the newspaper and the television to find out.

Some parents who gathered outside the school gate queried whether classes were really set to resume yesterday morning. This after the school was closed last Wednesday to allow cleaning of a pigeon-infested roof of one of the buildings. Students and staff reportedly complained of mites, piles of pigeon droppings and an awful stench.  

When principal Donna Allman arrived around 8:15 a.m., parents were asking if classes had resumed. Only a handful of the 311 pupils were at the school in time for the usual 8:45 a.m. prayers.

One concerned parent, who gave his name as Trevor, said he listened to the news Sunday night to hear if the school would be opened. He said he did not see it in the paper and was forced to ride from Good Intent, St George, to see if the school was open.

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