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Not all parents on board

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 26 January 2020


Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson (seated right) and Permanent Secretary Betty Alleyne-Headley (partly hidden) speaking to parents and teachers after the meeting. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

NOT ALL PARENTS are on board with all of the Ministry of Education’s plans to temporarily relocate students of the environmentally-plagued Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary School.

They made that clear yesterday after a two-hour meeting with Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson, Permanent Secretary Betty Alleyne-Headley and acting principal Jacinta Alexander, at Christ The King Anglican Church, Rock Dundo, St Michael, where they discussed the four temporary locations.

Classes will be held at Christ The King; Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Jackson; Grace Hill Moravian Church in Spooners Hill, near Lawrence T. Gay; and Ebenezer Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Eden Lodge, all in St Michael. 

 hese relocations came after Government called for environmental studies to find the source of irritants that caused staff and students to fall ill during this term and the last. The tests are expected to take between three and four weeks to complete. Classes were last held at the school on January 14.

Although several parents said they understood why the shifts were necessary, they had concerns about transportation and security at some of the plants.(TG)


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