Jones holds ‘cordial’ meeting with Combermere parents
Following the closure of Combermere a week ago due to environmental problems, Minister of Education Ronald Jones yesterday met with concerned parents whose children attend the Waterford, St Michael school.
This has been revealed by President of the Combermere School Parent-Teachers Association (CSPTA) Rolerick Sobers in a short statement issued today following the talks, which he said also involved other ministry officials, as well as other concerned parties.
Describing the talks as “very cordial and informative”, Sobers said CSPTA was now satisfied that the Ministry of Education was “working assiduously to have all issues, as identified and that were observed during the ongoing investigations, rectified in the shortest possible time”.
He also expressed confidence that classes would be able to resume at the Waterford plant, saying his association would continue to work with the education authorities and all other agencies and interested parties to ensure that both students and staff can return to a safe and comfortable environment.
On heels of last Saturday’s heated monthly meeting of the association, at which some parents openly accused members of the umbrella Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) of exacerbating the problems at Combermere, Sobers also said the CSPTA was also hoping to meet very shortly with the teachers’ representative to discuss the situation there.