(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – The K4 class at Tarpum Bay Primary school finally got started on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, after being interrupted during the first day of classes on Monday due to a teacher not having an aid, for a class well over the recommended size for a teacher on their own.
The class’s teacher subsequently met with the District Superintendent of Education and was reportedly assured that a teacher’s aid for K4 at the Tarpum Bay primary school would be confirmed before the end of the month.
According to the District Office, Ministry of Education’s policy is that a school with a teacher on their own in K4 should have a class of no more than 15 students, and a teacher with a teacher’s aid should have a class of no more than 20 students. The 2014 K4 class in question has 23 registered students.
Some concerned parents were reportedly at the primary school again on Tuesday with the hopes of accelerating the assignment of a teacher’s aid to the class, but late in the morning seemed satisfied that the correct protocol would have to be followed for an aid to be assigned by the Ministry.
A teacher’s aid who had reported in to the Tarpum Bay primary school on Monday returned to Green Castle primary on Tuesday, where she is officially assigned, according to Principal Herman Johnson at Tarpum Bay.