Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, has announced that all schools that remained closed since the passing of Tropical Storm Erika will reopen on Monday 5th, October 2015.
The minister said on Friday schools to reopen will be the Petite Savanne Primary School, the Dominica Grammar School and the Roseau Primary School.
Students of the Petite Savanne Primary School will share the former Teacher’s College Building at Bath Estate on a shift system with students from the Newtown Primary School.
Students of the Newtown Primary will attend school from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, while students of the Petite Savanne Primary will attend from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
““The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is pleased to announce the reopening of the 1st to third forms of the Dominica Grammar School, the Roseau Primary School and the Petite Savanne Primary School on Monday 5th October 2015,” Saint Jean said. “This latest announcement means that all schools on island will be back in operation just over one month after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.”
Many families from Petite Savanne have been living at the Springfield Guest House since they were evacuated from their community and Saint Jean said a bus is expected to pick up secondary school students at 6:30 am and primary school students at 12 noon.
The minister is inviting parents of students from the Roseau Primary School and the Dominica Grammar School to very important meetings scheduled at their respective schools on Monday 5 th October, at 4:00pm.
Meantime Saint Jean explained that instead of three different locations, the Pioneer Preparatory School now occupies one location on Long Lane opposite to L.A Dupigny.
The Ministry of Education expressed thanks to all those who assisted during the past month to ensure that schools were reopened in quick time.