Ministry of Education Meetings with PTAs
Published 16th August 2016, 1:19pm
In response to a recent
report in the media regarding a meeting held with school parents earlier this
year, the Ministry would like to clarify the following:
The Minister of
Education, Honourable Tara Rivers, and Ministry staff have in fact met with PTA
members on a number of occasions to discuss the issues in the schools, to
solicit feedback and to address their concerns.
The Ministry is unaware of these types of consultation meetings taking
place prior to 2013, and is committed to ensuring they continue. These
meetings took place as follows:
PTA Forum (General) December 2013
PTA Forum (Education Governance
Review) November 2014
PTA Forum (Education Bill
Consultation) June 2015
PTA Forum (General) January 2016
In addition there
have been other consultation meetings held with students, teachers, and
principals in other formal and informal settings.
Based on the limited reporting of the last PTA forum, the Ministry would
like to provide the attached meeting notes.
It is our hope that a clearer understanding will be gained once all the
information is put into proper context.
- Meeting Notes Parent Forum
- Meeting Notes Parent Forum - 21-JAN-16