Government will decide whether to transform Isabella Morris Primary into a junior high school during the course of this new academic year.
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the announcement in a media conference on Tuesday, September 4.
“That is a conversation that we have started and we will continue towards a resolution because we have for some time been considering whether to maybe have two or several high schools or whether to have one high school and junior high schools … that decision will be soon coming,” the Premier told journalists.
Nearly a year ago, Education Minister Myron Walwyn had said considerations were being had to have junior high schools on the western, eastern, and central sections of Tortola.
While the Isabella Morris campus would serve as the junior school on the western end, Premier Smith said no schools have been chosen for transformation in the eastern and central areas.
The Isabella Morris school campus has been closed since sustaining severe damage from the hurricanes.
It will be restored or transformed through the $65 million loan government has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank.
While government decides whether to transform the school, Premier said the school’s “students are all being satisfactorily housed [elsewhere] so they can all attend school on a regular basis,” the Premier said.
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