Chalky Mount students settle into temporary locations
THE EXODUS from Chalky Mount Primary was finalised today as the more than 100 students had their classes in the two temporary locations.
It was almost business as usual as the Chalky Mount Wesleyan Holiness Church and the Mount Zion Seventh Day Adventist Church which are both located close to the school.
Both deputy chief education officer David Clement and principal Laureen Hinds said the children had adjusted well and there were no real problems.
The children will be housed at the churches until Chalky Mount is amalgamated with A. Dacosta Edwards Primary in Belleplaine in September.
In a town hall meeting on Monday, queries had been raised as to whether all the teachers from Chalky Mount would remain employed and if the students would remain together.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones assured the gathered parents and teachers neither the teachers nor the students of Chalky Mount would be disadvantaged in any way. (CA)