Classes to be disrupted on Tuesday
Classes would be disrupted on Tuesday as the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has summoned its members to an extraordinary meeting.
In a release issued to the media today, the BUT described the meeting as “urgent”.
It said the discussion would focus on recent talks with representatives of the Ministry of Education, as well as the situation at the Alma Parris and Parkinson Memorial schools and the appointment of temporary teachers.
The BUT, which met with education officials yesterday, had given the ministry 72 hours to clearly outline solutions to problems including poor or ineffective communication by the principals of the two schools; lack of involvement of senior staff; unilateral decision making; and, in the case of Alma Parris, unsatisfactory action to maintain discipline.
The BUT is now telling teachers to report directly to Solidarity House for the 9 a.m. meeting.