Late reopening for Ellerslie School

The Ellerslie School will officially reopen on January 16 for the Hilary term.

In a video address to the nation on Monday night, Minister of Education Kay McConney announced the delay, citing unfinished repairs.

She said the Ministry undertook repairs over the Christmas holidays, but inclement weather caused some delays.

McConney said the principal would communicate with students and parents over the next 24 hours and advised them to check the Google Classroom for the correspondence.

During Teachers’ Week last October, president of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Rudy Lovell, drew attention to the structural problems at the Black Rock, St Michael school.

Among those identified were a cracked ceiling on the ground floor of the senior block, a cracked ceiling in the area of the canteen, cracks in and on the roof of one of the two staff rooms, water settling in the same staff room, leaking roofs, and “a compromised wall” on one of the block of classrooms. (SAT)

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