Priorities

Another week, another education debacle:

Whitney Institute Middle School will close this summer, its board of trustees told the Ministry of Education today, The Royal Gazette understands.

Potentially permanently.

Here's the kicker: the complaint is that the school needed renovating yet Government hasn't moved on it and it is now unsafe.

Contrast that with a very urgent renovation that did take place: the renovation of an Official Premier's Residence for $1.5M that remains unoccupied over a year later.

Education? We'll get to it. Vacant home for Premiers. Check.

PS The Gazette is likely to have an inside track on this story, the Editor is a Trustee of Whitney. He's got a fine line to tread on this one.

[UPDATE: The Gazette has informed me that the Whitney story was obtained after a Whitney staff member contacted the paper, and reporter Tim Smith pursued it.]

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