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The V.I. Department of Education is once again shifting plans for the start of school following Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s announcement Thursday afternoon that all non-essential government workers will be working from home in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Department of Education has released its new facilities master plan, a more than 500-page document available on the department's website, and announced it will hold a virtual public forum on the plan Thursday.
When the Department of Education went on Facebook Live on June 9 and 16, to update the community of its plan to build a new school for St. John, two critical guiding notions jumped out.
Many parents were hoping to send their children to summer camp, but with social distancing guidelines in place, the tedious task is figuring out what to do instead.
The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to all social gatherings, and for the Class of 2020 that included graduation ceremonies and all the other parties and events that go with them.
“Parents, you got this!” Principal Lisa Hassell-Forde from Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School called out those words of encouragement during a one-hour webinar on distance learning for parents, teachers and students.
Beginning Wednesday, all public schools in the territory will be closed for at least three weeks, through the Easter holiday, to limit exposure and the potential spread of the new coronavirus.
V.I. Education Department officials announced that a set of industry standards that will drive the long-awaited construction of new schools throughout the territory has been approved by federal regulators.
No injuries were reported to students or the school bus driver when Bus No. 7, transporting students from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at 4 p.m. Friday, was involved in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Cassie Hill.
During a half dozen community meetings on St. Croix and St. Thomas, Education Department officials announced construction proposals and enlisted public support for ideas to improve education at all levels.
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