(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – On Monday morning September 1st, 2014, the start of the new school year suffered a hiccup at Tarpum Bay primary school where the K4 teacher refused to teach her class.
According to Principal Herman Johnson there are 23 students registered in the new 2014 K4 class – a larger than usual number. The K4 teacher insisted on having a teacher’s Aid to handle the large class. The teacher, who skipped both assembly and refused to attend the class, was asked by principal Johnson to go to the Education District offices in Savannah Sound to meet with the District Superintendent to air their concerns rather than sitting in the staff room.
According to Principal Johnson there is an Aid currently at the school who has not received their official letter as yet.
Parents of the unattended K4 students were being asked on Monday afternoon to pick up their children for the day. “It’s a big mess” was the sentiment shared by a parent of one of the students left stranded on their first day.
The principal expressed his expectation of the situation being ironed out by Tuesday morning and anticipated that classes would resume as normal for the K4 students on September 2nd, 2014.