Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie is threatening to protest if students enrolled at Leonora Delville Primary are placed back under tents at the start of the new school year.
The school year will begin for all public schools on September 17, and Leonora Delville Primary – which is located in Fahie’s constituency – is one of the schools undergoing final repairs.
Government said the educational facility will be ready in time for the start of the new school year but Fahie seems to be dissatisfied with the progress of the repairs.
“We were promised that those children are going to be in the classroom … I’m going to be the first one with the parents who going to revolt if they ask them to go back in under them tents. Don’t tell me anything about ‘delay with windows and doors’ because this is ridiculousness,” said Fahie, who is also Leader of Opposition.
Fahie made the statement about the school last week during a community meeting about health concerns being caused by a government dumpsite in Pockwood Pond.
Inserting Leonora Delville Primary into those discussions, Fahie said: “We also have a health hazard with this school over there that only needed $150,000 to start [repairs] last year December and I said it and I got ridiculed for it.”
He did not specify what health hazard is affecting the school.
The district representative, however, continued to level fresh accusations at the Myron Walwyn-led Ministry of Education.
“Fake contracts were signed knowing that they didn’t have the money and then [they] put the children out there (under tents in the Capoon’s Bay field) for one year and it has a lot of health issues there also,” the First District representative said.
Fahie had made those same claims back in April but Walwyn has since denied them.
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