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BFEC Principal & Deputy on the out!

- Management for September in limbo
From left: Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Secondary Division on Virgin Gorda, Mrs Glenda A. I. Stevens and Deputy Mr Paul A. Fenty are both heading off on retirement come the end of this academic year, according to reports reaching this news site. Photo: Facebook
Parents and teachers alike are already pondering who will head the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Secondary Division for the new school term in September 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Parents and teachers alike are already pondering who will head the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Secondary Division for the new school term in September 2017. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Parents and teachers alike are already pondering who will appointed to head the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Secondary Division on Virgin Gorda, as the principal and deputy are both heading off on retirement come the end of this academic year, according to reports reaching this news site.

Mrs Glenda A.I. Stevens assumed the position of Principal at the Virgin Gorda Educational Centre back in 2015 amidst much controversy that the her appointment came after approximately one year former and well-loved Ms Caryl O'Neal was said to have been forced out.

At that time the current Assistant Principal Mr Paul A. Fenty was left to act as principal. At the time many had expressed the view that he was the most suited to assume the position as principal as, according to parents and other teachers, "He could run things to his retirement."

He will now be out of the school without ever being the true head.


"We all know it was politics and now the school is going to be put in a situation without not one but two heads," Mellisa Rhymer, a member of the BFEC PTA, told this news site.

"VINO we are not coming to your news site because we like talk but something you got to force our leaders into action or they take things lightly and drag their feet... at least by mid August, the least [Hon Myron V.] Myron should be able to announce who their successors will be. It is not one it is the two top going," said a vocal Ms Rhymer.

According to another, "This school going through a lot of tough times and the frequent shuffle and change heads does not auger well at all. It caused a disruption among the staff, parents and teachers and even the children."

The female who is also a government employee added, "There are at least two teachers that can take up the position of assistant principal and that's already some ruffles because how things looking it seems the Ministry not very keen on either of them and that would not be fair. They are both qualified and have been here for quite some years the teachers are comfortable with them parents trust them and they have excellent relationship with student and no doubt their ability to manage is very good they have  been doing it unofficially."

Several efforts have been made to secure comments from both Mrs Stevens and Mr Fenty, to no avail.

14 Responses to “BFEC Principal & Deputy on the out!”

  • VG (19/06/2017, 09:46) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Funny man terrorise the education system yet again
    • -------------------- (19/06/2017, 23:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Winning an election does have consequences, however disenfranchisement is not an appropriate spoil....
  • Big Deal (19/06/2017, 09:47) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    What's the big deal. Must a principal always be someone acquainted with the PTA and the community? Once its a trained and qualified Educator with administrative skills what the big deal. Teachers and principals shift throughout any education system. If its a private school then you take your pic.
    • @big deal (24/06/2017, 17:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The principal does not have to be. But existing in a system where every minute there are major changes causes a lot of uncertainty and instability.Think of it this're making a cake and with the addition of each ingredient you are uncertain. Should you add 1 egg or two? Should you add the shells or should it be left out? Who do you think is going to want a slice of this cake when its done? NOBODY. But if you trust the baker you're more likely to try the cake. A principal that is familiar with the community, the kids and how the system works IS just what is needed.
  • confused (19/06/2017, 10:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    But what I dont understand if personnel is the under the Governor how come he allows these things to happen when the ministers request it. The civil service didn't use to be so politicize unless there are things we dont know about.
  • Why is it (19/06/2017, 11:25) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply

    every time our Educators retired or decide to leave our Education System, they rarely, if ever, present the public with their exit remarks on their experiences, current position of education and future recommendations?

    Is there a clause in their exit package that they are not supposed to speak to the public or else it may affect their pensions? Is it, again, one of those negotiating tactics, like that of Delta, not to reveal any information to the public? What is it?

    Even Karl was not as vocal as he should have been on this topic; and he has since, been very quiet on these issues.

    When are we going to realize that we cannot continue to allow a government to suppress freedom of information and control the narrative on these fundamental building blocks of our society? If we continue to allow them to control the narrative, they become our puppet-masters, dumb us down; and hence, control our minds.

    People! Any government who keep secrets and suppress freedom of information is not your friends. When did we become “soo soft” as a people? Signing-off.

    • @y is it (19/06/2017, 21:18) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's not about being soft, it's about the repercussions that will surely happen if you HONESTLY voice your true opinions. Time and time again, leaders here both in Govt and these educational institutions from the College down to High school and the primary schools, if you see the leadership for some of those places, they make Fidel Castro look good. So people pretty much shut up or murmur behind their backs or keep their opinions to themselves and bow out quietly. Sad indeed, very few stand up to these political bullies.
  • politricks (19/06/2017, 17:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    My run done have someone
    • Worried (19/06/2017, 19:49) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am sure he does. I am sure it's someone who will not oppose him. That's the kind of person that wants in the position. A yes sir kinda person. Who will ask no questions and not think for themselves and do his will. In other words. Another puppet.
      • Concur (20/06/2017, 12:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ worried: you are so right, the individual looks for people who he can manipulate and who he considers is in his circle of friends. Don't worry Boo, if we live long enough we will see the outcome and if not the 'ants will come and tell us.'
  • we need to unite (19/06/2017, 18:29) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    wow, just sit down and pray....we are a set who talk but do will surely not run without a principal....what is lacking in our educational system is people who don't care unless drama is involved. Parents only come or are called when negativity has arisen. Teachers are provoking our students...students are rebelling honestly.....some of those kids....we adults are the ones who make them what they are ......BFEC will rise......Parents and teachers unite....together we can achieve a lot.........
  • ..... (19/06/2017, 20:36) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope they think of the kids
  • VI EDU (20/06/2017, 18:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Not only doesnt BFEC have a principal for September...the highly publicized technical school wont have one either as all these posts are been advertised. ESHS may also be in limbo for September. *****dont care about our children. He does thinfs to please himself and his few cronies thats jus FN up the system.

  • 111 (20/06/2017, 20:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    some leader will beat up on anybody that disagrees with them . . . verbally.

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