Decision to delay opening of six schools was taken ‘out of an abundance of caution,’ Clare Browne explains


(Real News)

The Director of Education is explaining why six schools were unable to open their doors on Monday.

On the weekend, public notices were sent out to advise parents that several institutions would not open as scheduled, on September 7, but would swing open their doors on Wednesday September 9, instead.

The notices did not give reasons for the delays; they attempted to convince parents that all was being done to ensure that the school plants would be safe for their children’s return.

However, Clare Browne says these public schools were not opened for sundry reasons: Five Islands and Golden Grove Primaries in Zone One and Bendals, Buckleys, Liberata and Cobbs Cross Primaries in Zone Three. Reportedly, they are now set to open their doors on Wednesday.

He says the decision to postpone their opening was taken out of an abundance of caution.

Meanwhile, all the schools in Zone Two opened without any issues, Browne says.