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BFEC students allegedly suspended for not cleaning windows properly

-parents disagree with alleged decision
February 15th, 2017 | Tags: BFEC suspended cleaning windows detention Parents
Parents of students attending the Bregado Flax Education Centre (BFEC) claim that the school has allegedly taken a decision to suspend some students for not properly cleaning windows during detention, a decision they disagree with. Photo: VINO/File
From left: Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Principal of the Bregado Flax Education Centre, Glenda I. A. Stevens. Photo: VINO/File
From left: Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Principal of the Bregado Flax Education Centre, Glenda I. A. Stevens. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Parents of students attending the Bregado Flax Education Centre (BFEC) are upset that the school has allegedly taken a decision to suspend some students for not properly cleaning windows during detention.

“The children them into detention and you putting them to clean, fine, the children didn’t do the job properly and you suspending them for that? This place turnup,” a source, who did not wish to be named, told Virgin Islands News Online.

The students were reportedly suspended yesterday afternoon, February 14, 2017.

Efforts to reach the school’s principal Glenda I. A. Stevens and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture Dr Marcia Potter for comments were unsuccessful up to time of publication.

BFEC in the news

The Bregado Flax Educational Centre was in the news two days ago when this news site reported that parents and teachers stood up to the Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) demanding that a male student who brutally beat a female student of the same school in October 2016 not be returned, after Mr Walwyn ordered the student back at the same school with the victim.

At a Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) meeting held on Monday February 6, 2017 the body voted overwhelmingly to ask the Minister and the Ministry not for the student to return to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) in Virgin Gorda.

It is our newsroom’s understanding that if the Minister did not agree to the PTA’s request parents were willing to lockdown the school and teachers were willing to go on strike.

A teacher called our newsroom on February 13, 2017 to advise that the student is not in school anymore and it appears that “Mr Walwyn has listened for once.”

30 Responses to “BFEC students allegedly suspended for not cleaning windows properly”

  • BFEC (15/02/2017, 17:20) Like (17) Dislike (15) Reply
    the tax payers money is for the janitor to clean the school instead the prison is getting the best of it
  • Hmm (15/02/2017, 17:27) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    There must be more to the story. I can't believe this one unless I see the proof.
  • nonsense (15/02/2017, 17:30) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    what nonsense is this
    • Reply (15/02/2017, 21:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Unfortunately, it looks like more of the same as far as the eye can see:
  • cay (15/02/2017, 18:08) Like (9) Dislike (49) Reply
    Whats next funny man again
  • tretretrete (15/02/2017, 18:27) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is more to this. when parents keep backing their children when they're wrong instead of correcting them and telling them they are wrong ithey create monsters in our society. Let her run her mouth as usual time will tell. You will soon go bawling.
  • DON Q (15/02/2017, 19:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah vino thank god for you while the opposition is asleep or foghting
  • hmmmmmm (15/02/2017, 19:43) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    The whole truth need to be heard, the children will give their parents one story that their parents will always believe instead of finding out the truth of the matter. No wonder these children rule their parents.
  • Come on now! (15/02/2017, 19:45) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see right through this story. It is an attempt by the parent to embarrass the school and the principal. This parent is trying to garner sympathy for his/ her disobedient and disrespectful child. Parent, teach your children to be obedient to the teachers. Explain to him/ her that school is a preparation for the real world where there are stiffer and harsher consequences for disobedience. Parent, the teachers are there to help your child. Work with the school. Stop seeing the teacher as your enemy. It is not easy to be a teacher these days.. I see why so many good teachers are planning to leave the system.
  • JayZ (15/02/2017, 19:53) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Detentions and suspensions are measures taken to help students to correct a wrong behaviour. I'm sure that if we get the full story we will understand that the detention and / or suspension was justified.
  • just asking (15/02/2017, 20:01) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why is a child's suspension from school breaking news ?
    • Because (15/02/2017, 21:08) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      How many firsts are we going to have with this administration, one that is run like a out-of-control teenage meeting?
  • Fellow parent (15/02/2017, 20:07) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parents, let us stop trying to tear down the school. We need to work together to look for solutions for dealing with our disobedient kids rather than wasting time looking for problems with the school teachers.
  • SMH (15/02/2017, 20:57) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
    Behold everybody! The writing of this incompetent fool mw is on the wall.
  • 911 (15/02/2017, 21:00) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Sorry to tell you folks, many voters now think you don´t have anything that resembles a functioning government or Ministry of education right now. And that´s not meant as a joke or to be arrogant. It´s meant as serious as it sounds.
  • Migoman (15/02/2017, 21:24) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm all out of outrage. This is just surreal.
  • Hmm (15/02/2017, 23:35) Like (10) Dislike (20) Reply
    Kids are little angels at home and monsters in school, not say parents should defend their kids but they are also guilty. Suspending children for not cleaning window which are the janitors job is also wrong and two wrongs don't make a right
  • Hmm (16/02/2017, 08:33) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Peopl this is our BVI these types of accusations should not be on international forum. Lawd if you want attack the minister do so privately.
  • Real Talk (16/02/2017, 08:56) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    These teachers teach the kids like animals .Lots of these schools need to go under investigation too much abusive teachers .
  • Candi (16/02/2017, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just ridiculous!
  • WOW!!! (16/02/2017, 11:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow is that the best side of the school building? For one moment I though it was a warehouse for a water company.
  • Lawyer (16/02/2017, 11:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every comment is about the punishment and the politics. What about the lesson it is teaching this unruly child? it is evident the child lacks self-discipline and respect for authority. You will tolerate BS from this student until he becomes a hardened criminal then the court will deal with him. Let me see if you will protest with the court pass sentence.
  • Listen (16/02/2017, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    their must be discipline in these schools, it's just the fact and sad fact that education has gone to the trash!
  • judge (16/02/2017, 12:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parents, you need to stop. There is always two sides to a story and so what if they put them to clean windows. It is the parents role to teach the children and if they come to school and teachers a trying their utmost best to make them into better students kudos to them. So just stop bashing the school and teachers. Look at the positive things happening at BFEC and stop running to the media with your piddle. Train your dam rude a** children.
  • nonsense (16/02/2017, 13:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Anybody who believes this need a hard slap! No wonder the young people don't give a @#$%, the parents just sit and take the kids' story without verification. No school can suspend a child for not cleaning windows, there must be more to this story.

  • son of the soil (16/02/2017, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not funny. This is deadly serious. Where is our Premier?
  • 1 (16/02/2017, 23:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our long national nightmare has only just begun.
  • HAHA (17/02/2017, 13:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only in the BVI, I sure in my days going to school down island detention was our worst nightmare especially for reaching to school late 2 or 3 times for the week.. How would possibly tell your parents the teason for you to be home late is because u had detention thats blows like crazy for u and moreso if you try to do your home work while in detention and get caught is double punishment.... and our punishment use to be clean the entire school yard paint the school walls and stuff like that an u know when u done paint that wall an u see a next student writing on it is problem...

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