After a period of quietness, it is time for an update on the SCS issues. Last time I wrote on Saba News was February 6th. Since then a lot of things have occurred, probably without noticing them since they want to keep things quiet.
- I mentioned the care coordinator in February as non-qualified teacher. The inspection report from The Dutch Inspectorate is, based on their last visit in 2015, stating clearly that the CARE department has not improved at all and does not show any signs of development, despite the various attempts by the director and the care coordinator to make the EC2 responsible for this. People let’s get real here. The care coordinator is NOT qualified and has no experience in this field. Just check her CV on line and you will know what I am talking about. This person is holding the educational development of the school on a low profile because she nor the Director have a clue what to do with care. It is sad to say but that is the fact.
- The exams are around the corner and for the first time students will have to sit a Principal of Accounts examination. These poor students only had 10 months to get to know this subject because the Director registered them without the permission and support of management team. I feel for these students because they did not have enough teaching to master this subject 100%.
- The renovation of the educational facilities, which was supposed to start last year July has had a delay up until now. No news, no feedback no information is given to the public about these developments. Can someone please let us know what will happen, since the Daycare is in sincere needs of improvement?
- The all awaited court case between the 3 ex teachers and ex principal against the former SEF board members was canceled due to the weather this morning. I hope that this thing can take place very soon because it is necessary for those who seek justice to find justice. It is about time that that chapter will be closed and an independent verdict will be given on this matter.
- I also understand that a number of parents have reacted to the new board regarding statements made by the Business teacher. Dear Mr. Director, you better set the record straight with these individuals, otherwise you will hear a thunder of complaints coming towards you.
- Last but not least, I had hoped that the new school board would be pro-active in their actions and try to prevent certain developments. Up until now, we have not seen much involvement of the new board and I sincerely hope that they will start getting their act together and steer the school into the direction that is best for Saba, and not just for the care coordinator or director, but for the students of our island.
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