88.6 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, July 20, 2024


Hurricane Lenny is continuing to wreak havoc on public schools in St. Croix. The Alternative Education School canceled classes, the result of ongoing electrical problems, and at the Elena Christian Junior High School structural deficiencies on one wing forced the closing of that school until later this week.
Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds said she was made aware of the latest problems at the junior high school on Sunday night and ordered the campus shut down until the problems are rectified.
"We are looking at the possibility of double sessions for students of the Christian Junior High School," Simmonds said.
A meeting between school administrators and staff members is set for today. Parents of students attending Elena Christian will be briefed on the rationale for double sessions at a meeting set for this evening.
The Pearl B. Larsen and Evelyn Williams schools resumed sessions
today following a week of hurricane-related work on the electrical systems.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.