All events that were scheduled to be hosted at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School will now be relocated after a recent inspection of the school’s building revealed concerns relating to its structural integrity.
This was confirmed by the Ministry of Education which said that on Thursday, June 16, they received a report documenting a recent inspection that revealed the aforementioned details.
The ministry said, “The report recommended that the use of the school building be suspended immediately. A primary concern in the report is the structural integrity of the building. Based on this information, the ministry agrees that the best option is to err on the side of caution by prioritising the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.”
This information prompted the ministry to close the building effective Friday, June 17, until further notice to ensure the safety of all the relevant stakeholders.
“The principal, faculty, and staff of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School were notified of this decision. Additionally, correspondence from the Ministry was also shared with the principal to issue to parents urgently,” the ministry stated.
It added, “The ministry has advised the principal to remove all personal items from the building. Additionally, the Ministry will make arrangements with the principal to secure furnishings and student documents.”
The government did initially schedule to host one of its public meetings to discuss the framework for the implementation of the COI recommendations in the school’s building on Wednesday, June 22.
It is now unclear which location that meeting will be relocated to.