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Elaine Williams, principal ...
Elaine Williams, principal of C. I. Gibson, agreed that the students should be in school, but said she also understood the teachers' desire to feel safe in their working environment.
"We spoke to them to ensure that they went home safely and went home to do some extra studies while they await the outcome for tomorrow's session," Williams
This sentiment was echoed by C.I. ...
This sentiment was echoed by C.I. Gibson's principal, Elaine Williams.According to her, the Ministry is not liable.
At C.I. Gibson
had incorporated insurance as a part of the registration costs.
"It is becoming the norm.It provides total coverage."
Meanwhile R.M. Bailey's
principal said he
had recently implemented insurance along with the cost of registration."Over the next three years we plan for the students at R.M. Bailey
to all be covered under this plan."He
added that this measure had been suggested by Ministry officials after an incident where students drowned during a field trip to Sweating Cay, off Grand Bahama.
C.I. Gibson principal, Elaine ...
C.I. Gibson principal, Elaine Williams, told The Guardian that the hairstyle mandate was one driven by an initiative to take the focus off the outward appearance of students, to have them focus more on learning.She said they were trying to set a certain standard for the students and certain hairdos were just not acceptable.The principal further added that signs and posters were placed on the walls of the school to warn the students of such hairdos.
"These hairstyles, they were tipping the roof of the classroom - that's how high and elaborate they were and they were told not to come back with that hairstyle," Williams
explained."I tried to explain to her
mother that we were more concerned in what goes in her
head than what goes on top of it."
However, Colebrooke also took issue with the manner in which Williams
"explained" the hairstyle situation to her.
alleged that Colebrooke was the one 'sprouting the attitude' in the situation.
"I sent the information home [and] her
mother decided that she
didn't care, the mother sent her
child back to school the way she
was before," Williams