The Lester Vaughan School at Cane Garden, St. Thomas. (Lester Vaughan School)

Parents and guardians of students at the Lester Vaughan School have been reassured that there will be no decision made about the resumption of in-person classes until the promised meeting is held.

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training stated this today in a statement.

It said the last meeting scheduled for March 28 could not take place because of technical challenges experienced and the author of the report on the conditions at the school, Ian Weekes, was off the island.

The statement added that it was at the request of the Parent Teachers Association that the meeting be deferred until such time that all parents who wish to attend could do so.

Meanwhile, Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ramona Archer Bradshaw, spoke with President of the BUT, Rudy Lovell, and President of the BSTU, Mary-Anne Redman, on Monday, April 1, to provide an update on the position.

After further consideration of the concerns expressed by some teachers and parents, the Ministry of Education felt it prudent to invite officers from the Ministry of the Environment, and the Ministry of Health to weigh in on the existing conditions at the school plant, and further inform the decision on the way forward for the Lester Vaughan School.

Once all available information has been collated, and all parties have indicated their availability, the new date and time will be announced in a subsequent release.

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training appreciates all efforts being made by all parties as it works towards a safe and favourable resolution in the best interest of students, teachers, and parents.

Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training

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