Students of the Jost Van Dyke Primary (JVD) School have been temporarily relocated until their new school building is complete.
The Education Ministry stated in a recent press release that officials met with the principal, staff and parents of the school on November 2 to discuss suggestions for the relocation. The Ministry said a consensus was reached that the students would be relocated to the Leonora Delville Primary School on Tortola.
Acting Chief Education Officer Orlandette Crabbe thanked the principal and staff of Leonora Delville Primary School for their warm hospitality and willingness to accommodate their colleagues and peers.
She said arrangements were made with the New Horizon Ferry Services and land transportation operaters to taxi students to and from the school and back to the ferry.
“On Monday, November 6, in preparation for the students’ arrival on Tuesday, November 7, the teachers from Jost Van Dyke familiarised themselves, as they will be co-teaching for the remainder of the term at the Leonora Delville Primary School,” Crabbe added.
Principals of the two schools welcomed the initiative and looked forward to the opportunities for the children.
Students from the pre-kindergarten class have occupied a room in the Albert Chinnery Administration Complex on Jost Van Dyke from Monday, November 13.
Meanwhile, the Recovery and Development Agency submitted formal correspondence from the contractor assuring the Ministry of Education that the construction of the new school on Jost Van Dyke will be completed by December 15.
The contractor was reportedly forced to move the completion date back several times in recent months after facing various setbacks.
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