76.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, November 28, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesCANCRYN STUDENTS GO HOME EARLY AGAIN

CANCRYN STUDENTS GO HOME EARLY AGAIN

The streets in Charlotte Amalie were crowded with students at noontime on Monday, as Addelita Cancryn Junior High School students were sent home early for the third straight school day.
Teachers at Cancryn staged a sit-in Thursday to protest conditions at the school, exacerbated by a water shortage.
Due to problems with the desalination units at the Water and Power Authority, water could not be pumped through the potable water system. Potable water customers were on gravity feed, resulting in many locations on the system being without water.
Education commissioner designate Ruby Simmonds visited Addelita Cancryn Monday and said by Tuesday the school should be ready to handle a full day.
"There is no longer any stench from backed-up toilets," Simmonds said.
The school was closed at noon on Friday due to the water problems.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.