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The Parent Teachers Association (P.T.A) at Savannah Primary are petitioning to the government to allocate resources necessary to assist in changing the school’s academic and behavioral deficiencies.

Head of the P.T.A at Savannah Primary Mark Scotland said government has done it’s job by injecting funds into the education sector however he said his association is requesting more help to be given to the Savannah school.

“I’ve seen the government over the last couple of years do an excellent job of now determining what is the cause of the problem. I’ve seen us do something about it but I think we’re coming to a point where we’re becoming complacent and accepting that what we’re doing is enough and I don’t think it is,” Mr. Scotland said.

He added it is important for parents to do their part in ensuring that behavioral standards are met and said as it relates to children with special educational needs, adequate resources as well as an internal unit within the school is necessary.

“There’s studentsĀ that have special educational needs, which needs to be addressed and the government is doing a good job again in identifying those students, assessing their needs, but where we’re falling short is actually applying the adequate resources, specialists that need to be in the school or in the schools in general to assist those students support assistance in classrooms,” Mr. Scotland said.

The Ministry Of Education is expected to comment on the petition and other plans proposed by the Savannah P.T.A soon.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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