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Broomes case adjourned

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Broomes case adjourned

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THE MATTER brought by a parent against retiring principal of the Parkinson Memorial School, Jeff Broomes, was adjourned yesterday when it came up for hearing in the High Court.

The civil suit which pitches Leanna McCollin against Broomes and the Chief Education Officer was heard in chambers by Justice Pamela Beckles in the No. 8 Supreme Court. It has been adjourned until April 12.

Broomes was represented by Senior Crown Counsel in the Solicitor-General’s Chambers Deidre McKenna, while attorneys Keren Prescott and Marilyn Moore appeared for the mother and her daughter.

The mother, Lydia Collymore, is asking the High court to find that Broomes’ decision not to allow her child to attend school since September 28, 2015, until she had a meeting with him, was unauthorised and unlawful.

The court is also being asked to declare that the decision, by Broomes, not to allow the mother to have a representative at the meeting was also unauthorised and unlawful and that as a result of Broomes’ decision, the children’s education was interrupted and impaired. (BN)