Dust a real bother at Springer
THE FIRST OFFICIAL day of school went off with only slight dislocation at one of the schools with known environmental problems.
Despite industrial cleaning and assurances that school would be work-ready, a heavy build-up of dust in desk pockets and other surfaces at Springer Memorial Secondary School forced fifth form teachers to stay away from their assigned rooms yesterday.
However, interventions by the shop stewards and president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman, who visited the Government Hill, St Michael campus during the pre-lunch session resulted in alternative accommodations being made for the affected teachers and students.
Redman said principal Pauline Benjamin was in the thick of things moving furniture alongside the general workers to ensure the worst affected teachers could be accommodated away from the dust and noise coming from the excavation for the construction of a reservoir for the Barbados Water Authority on the property next door. (YB)
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