Jones steps in
Minister of Education Ronald Jones is preparing to intervene in the “wrapper controversy” at the Springer Memorial School that has resulted in the expulsion of a student.
Jones, who had earlier sided with the action taken by the school’s Principal Pauline Benjamin, will meet at his office tomorrow with the mother of the 14-year-old student, whose refusal to pick up a wrapper when ordered by a teacher and the principal to do so, has led to her being barred from the classroom for over eight weeks now.
On Monday, the student was reportedly told that she was no longer part of the student roll and ordered off the school compound.
Her mother Elecia Weekes also told reporters she had been informed that her child would be transferred to Ellersie School but Weekes is refusing to accept the Ministry’s unilateral decision.