THE EDITOR, Sir:
There is a tense atmosphere at Dunrobin Primary School, which has created a great division among members of staff and the school board.
At this time when all stakeholders of education - our teachers, principal and school board - should be singing one tune in harmony for the nation's children, instead, persons are busy fighting for power.
Dunrobin has been one of the country's top-performing primary institutions for many years, but could face trouble maintaining this record if something is not done soon.
The school board is responsible for the overall operations of the school in keeping with the Ministry of Education's policies. The principal is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the school, making him the school's CEO.
However, at Dunrobin, it appears that there are some persons who find great favour with the school board, to the extent where it appears that the principal is being instructed who should be appointed to certain positions.
This has opened a can of worms and needs urgent attention, as the recipe is being created for anarchy and unrest.
Some staff members are fed up and have lost confidence in the board, which continues to demonstrate a clear bias and dogmatic style of oversight.
It is the beginning of the school year, and when all is said and done, the students are what matter. We ask the school board to respect the decisions made by the principal and allow him and the staff to do what Dunrobin has been known for over the years: achieving excellence.
OF DUNROBIN FAMILY