Several weeks ago I heard a rumor that was later confirmed, that the former director of Saba Comprehensive School and the three teachers whose contracts were not renewed have filed lawsuits against Saba Educational Foundation.
Are the lawsuits common knowledge? Does anyone care that Saba Educational Foundation is being sued? Especially in light of the fact that we have read here that the school is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy? Should these four individuals win their cases on April 10, 2015, how will the school pay the damages since the school has no money?
The former director and teachers have sought a positive solution to what they believe is an injustice. To be clear, Sabans need to remember that many teachers, students and various members of the community have all delivered protest letters, petitions and held rallies in support of the former director and teachers. These protest letters were delivered to a variety of people that included: the former board, Chris Johnson, OCW, the Inspectorate and key individuals in The Hague.
The former director and teachers waited for a response, positive or negative, to each letter, rally or petition but none came. In May 2014, the group developed a two year timeline of events with supporting materials which they believe supported their grievances. Those documents were later shared with the Inspectorates and members of the Ministry of Education in The Hague. It was those documents that brought the Vo-raad to Saba to meet with teachers, parents and to have a private meetings with the former director and one of the teachers.
Regardless of your opinion of the pending lawsuit it is important to recognize that a lawyer reviewed the evidence provided by the former director and the three teachers under Dutch law and subsequently filed four lawsuits. Each lawsuit has its own grievances. If the former director and the three teachers win their cases on April 10, 2015, who will pay the damages? Saba Comprehensive School doesn’t have any money. Where is the Vo-raad and more importantly where is State Secretary Sander Dekker?
Gentlemen it is time that you act.
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