Spanish Town, St Catherine:
Although the modern sanitary facilities being constructed at Mount Rosser Primary and Infant School in St Catherine were not complete to meet the start of the new academic year, as the administrators desired, they remain upbeat.
The stalled efforts of the past students' association, the parent teachers' association and the community to replace the pit latrines now in use were highlighted in The Gleaner on August 8.
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites responded the same day, promising that his ministry would assist the institution to build the facilities, in time for yesterday's reopening. While this did not happen, acting principal, Rona Fuller told The Gleaner that she was optimistic that the new facilities would be in place soon.
"The following day the story was published the permanent secretary (in the education ministry) called me to find out what I needed to complete the bathrooms and I gave her a list," she said.
She added: "The next day, two men from the region six's building department came and did measurements and did the estimate and last week they were in a meeting to see how best they can help the school and I'm positive that we are going to get the help because of the quick response from the ministry."