Problem solved, minister says thanks

  • Mar. 28, 2006 12:00 p.m.

Education Minister Shirley Bond says she is pleased to hear that the islands school district is now in full compliance with class-size legislation, in a letter received here on Monday.
Last month, Ms Bond had harsh words for the district, saying she expected immediate action on local kindergarten classes, which were larger than the allowable average of 19.
This school district was one of 15 in violation of the class-size legislation.
The district hired an extra part-time kindergarten teacher at the end of February to fix the problem. The additional teacher is working at Sk’aadgaa Naay elementary, which has 33 kindergarten students in two classes.
Ms Bond sent a letter to superintendent Mike Woods recognizing that the district has addressed the problem and thanking him for the information.