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Teachers allegedly 'divided' @ BFEC

- parents say learning environment not a comfortable one
This news site was reliably informed that Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is scheduled to lead a team of education officials for a meeting at the Bregado Flax Educational Centre sometime this week. Right: Principal of BFEC, Ms Glenda I. A. Stevens. Photo: VINO/File
Last year, 2014, Ms Caryl O'Neal did not return as the Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) as she was said to have been sent on retirement. Photo: VINO/File
Last year, 2014, Ms Caryl O'Neal did not return as the Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) as she was said to have been sent on retirement. Photo: VINO/File
Several parents of students attending the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) have expressed concerns about what seems to be a division among teachers at the school. This they claim is making the learning environment there not a comfortable one. Photo: VINO//File
Several parents of students attending the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) have expressed concerns about what seems to be a division among teachers at the school. This they claim is making the learning environment there not a comfortable one. Photo: VINO//File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several parents of students attending the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) have expressed concerns about what seems to be a division among teachers at the school on Virgin Gorda. This they claim is making the learning environment there not a comfortable one.

“It’s that serious, it’s really serious and we as parents are very concerned about the situation there. If a child can come home to tell you he or she hearing a teacher talking down others, see them acting up too, that tells you that is something serious and a very unhealthy situation that has to be nipped in the bud,” related one parent.

According to another, the alleged rift among the teachers may have stemmed from the change in the administration of the school. “Well, while it is a sad situation, these are things you can expect when you have a management change and for Bregado we had someone who we feel was forced out. She was there for years, then we had someone acting for some months, when we got comfortable with him he was returned to his substantive position because a principal was appointed.”

“Teachers are human too so we can’t expect to be having all these changes thrown at them in a short space of time and not experience those types of challenges. Suffice to say, we need to see whatever issues they have sorted out very quickly so the system can go on smoothly in short order,” continued the concerned parent.

This news site was reliably informed that Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is scheduled to lead a team of education officials for a meeting at the school sometime this week.

“If the Minster himself has to go that alone tells you that it’s serious,” noted a source.

The shakeup at BFEC

Last year, 2014, Ms Caryl O'Neal did not return as the Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) as she was said to have been sent on retirement.

It was alleged that the early sendoff stemmed from an apparent incident at the school's most recent graduation ceremony.

It was reported that during his speech the Minister was allegedly making sinister and sarcastic remarks which pointed to the principal.

The teachers and parents had brought this to the attention of this news site shortly after the 2014 graduation when they complained bitterly of what they considered to have been in bad taste for a Minister for Education. They had told this news site back then that as the Minister said certain things in his speech he allegedly kept ‘eyeballing’ the principal which made her uncomfortable, resulting in her leaving the room while the Minister was still on the floor.

A close relative Ms O'Neal alleged that it was subsequent to that incident that two officers from the Ministry of Education visited the principal to inform her that the Minister had given instructions that she proceed on retirement from this year.

Mr Paul A. Fenty, Assistant Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division was subsequently appointed to act in the post until this year, June 25, 2015, when it was announced that Ms Glenda I. A. Stevens was appointed as the Principal of the school.

29 Responses to “Teachers allegedly 'divided' @ BFEC”

  • Yes (15/09/2015, 12:23) Like (68) Dislike (17) Reply

    I tell you that man is the devil in disguise

  • shaw (15/09/2015, 12:54) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    now you all see for real the edification system is dead too much politics
  • VG Parent (15/09/2015, 14:19) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply

     BFEC SEC Is just Fine! That is ONLY One parent of many.

  • stop it! (15/09/2015, 14:26) Like (75) Dislike (0) Reply

     I am a parent of two kids at the school and I was present at the school on the first day of classes and the school climate could not have been better. Students and teachers were moving to class promptly and as I walked down the corridor on my way out, I observed students and teachers engaged in learning. People just don't like to give jack his jacket. Ms. Stevens is doing a marvelous job. You go Ms Stevens!!!!

    • @ Stop it (15/09/2015, 15:09) Like (50) Dislike (41) Reply

      M*w you can stop posting now. I was told you and your spin doctors spin hours on line trying to defend your image. Its way too late for that, you've been exposed.

      • ta ta (15/09/2015, 23:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        half-truth, mis-speaking, and rhetorical hypotheticals, in the education system
    • Interesting (16/09/2015, 21:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      But those this really ensure that they working together? Or are they really good actors because the campus was on an open day?
  • simple solution (15/09/2015, 14:42) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just get rid of the few teachers who are causing the 'divide'. Plenty people looking for jobs!
    • Interesting (16/09/2015, 21:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Really? So you think it's that easy as one two three to fine a certified educator? It's not like finding a receptionist for an office I beg you.
  • VG Parent (15/09/2015, 14:50) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    I agree with VG parent,
    In disguise trying to stir up problems because it is another local in the principal position,
  • VG Resident (15/09/2015, 15:14) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    As a Parient the Education minister is the best ever who a taking the education system to the next level and with that the choice for principal for the BFEC high school couldn't be better with a knolagable and caring individual like Ms Stevens
    • WOWZ (16/09/2015, 09:23) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ VG Resident you yourself need to go back to school and take some serious english classes, because you are very illiterate.. its Parent not Parient....Knowledgable not Knolagable.
      • You too! (16/09/2015, 12:30) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        WOWZ you need to go with VG Resident to learn that English is always capitalized as it is always a proper noun!
  • Hmmm (15/09/2015, 15:58) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply

    I'm a teacher there and I don't know what you are talking about.

  • Seriously (15/09/2015, 16:28) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am positive this is one person trying to stir up trouble . Do what you are supposed to do and you will have no trouble. Finally the school has some order and you all talking crap.
  • From the inside (15/09/2015, 16:51) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply

     What these parents need to do is ensure that their children cooperate with teachers to enhance their learning experience; that they abide by the rules so that the new principal and her administration team can look back at a successful turnaround. Quite frankly the climate at this school has been on the decline for years prior and it will take years to get it to a good place. Allow Ms Stevens to do her job. Her teachers will support her efforts. I only hope that parents will do the same.

  • truth be told (15/09/2015, 19:05) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply

    Teachers are busy at work trying to make sure that they do a good job. In fact, it is BUSINESS AS USUAL. The source for this piece of information should go and have their head checked because they are delusional.

  • confused (15/09/2015, 20:28) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I teach at this school and I'm oblivious to all of this information. None of it is true! Shame on the person/s who wants to start trouble! SHAME ON YOU! Smh
    • @ Confused (16/09/2015, 05:29) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      You're saying MVW not the devil?
    • wize up (16/09/2015, 08:19) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ confused: you could be right but at times some people say on thing in front your face but behind you back they might have a different level of conversation; this is why we have VINO so one can somewhat express their opinion; people just don't make stuff up: all might be well for you at that school but some other teacher might have issues!!.. there is always the disgruntled few and they have the right to be heard
  • wize up (15/09/2015, 23:17) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    until we get our educational systems fixed we will continue handing out working permit while the VI Landers suffer: stop give away education money to those foreign entertainers and fix our education system..... just saying: in 2015 our children under tents both at the high school & at the college: the high school has a bunch of dirty look booths selling food to our children ( ghetto style) people become a product of their environment....
  • Yes (15/09/2015, 23:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you're going to promote hand-to-hand combat at least make sure there's a level playing field. Otherwise the bullies in the MEC - and we know who they are - will ignore the people's cry and do as they please.
  • Lily Ann (16/09/2015, 00:14) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Teachers need to keep their personal gossip to themselves...and not infront of the pupils. All i see is a set of disgruntled Educators who are VERY pissed about Glenda's new position .. WHY -- because she was chosen above the alleged "Next In Line Candidate" ...
    • True (16/09/2015, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      After awhile when you paid your dues and keep getting passed over because of political favoritism you'll tend to get pissed off.

      Its always bitching until it happens to you then let's see how you feel. If you don't show any loyalty how can you ever expect any in return.
  • What division? (16/09/2015, 06:50) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is a division at BFEC!- The Primary Division and the Secondary Division. Other than that, this is a load of CRAP!
  • reality (16/09/2015, 14:01) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    School just open and they already see a divide. I wonder what will happen next month. Drama!
  • FZR (18/09/2015, 08:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Them down island teachers always acting up! Deport Deport Deport! Wait i here some other down island women acting up as well. Deport Deport Deport!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HELPUSMYRON (20/09/2015, 23:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    One major problem @ BFEC Secondary is a teacher who is verbally and sometimes physically abusing the children. She have anger issues and marriage problems and the kids get it all the time. She calls them names, if their self esteem is low she will damage them for life. Minister of education please hear the children's side, this teacher tells a lot of lies on the kids. The children are not saints but you as a teacher don't pick fights with the kids. Not because you are qualified means that you are suitable. It hurts my heart to post this about a teacher because I believe teachers are hardworking people but this one is out of control.



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