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Last meeting on education changes to be held tomorrow

A primary school P2 classroom (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Tomorrow will mark the last meeting on a shake-up of the primary school system.

Three parishes – Hamilton Parish, Smith’s and Warwick – will be up for discussion.

A spokeswoman for the education ministry said it was an issue of national importance.

She added: “We encourage all Bermuda residents to get involved, set aside just two hours, join the presentation on the vision for public education and the proposal to introduce parish primary schools. Share your feedback before the deadline next week.”

The public can hear proposals for the three parishes, give feedback and ask questions from 6pm.

The Ministry of Education has held 14 meetings over the last six weeks on a proposal to have one school per parish, with two parish primary schools in Pembroke.

The deadline for consultation submissions on the proposal is next Friday.

The spokeswoman said: “After that point, each and every comment, question and viewpoint, including any alternatives will be reviewed, considered and discussed by the Minister of Education and technical officers before making a decision.”

A decision is expected by the end of this school year and a report will be made public.

Registration for the two-hour Zoom meeting tomorrow can be accessed here.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the Government’s YouTube, Facebook Live and CITV channels.

The public should e-mail comms@moed.bm if they have problems with the registration process.

The parish primary schools consultation document is available here.

Responses to the consultation should be submitted using the Parish Primary School Consultation Form.

Hard copies of the form, also included in the consultation document, can also be submitted to the Ministry of Education on Church Street, Hamilton.

The spokeswoman said questions and views could be e-mailed to consultation@moed.bm.

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Published March 07, 2021 at 2:27 pm (Updated March 07, 2021 at 2:29 pm)

Last meeting on education changes to be held tomorrow

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