74.9 F
Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Dear Source,
Re: your article on the unused funds of the V.I. Dept. of Education to the tune of $32.9 million.
It shows how inept the department is in educating our population. While they clamor all the time about lack of funding, this is a clear case that they have no clue how to manage a budget. You would think that within the entire department, ONE person, would be tasked to keep tabs of these federal funds and the assurance that they are used in a timely basis.
Shame on these educators and their ultimate boss, who prior to being governor, was heading the Education Department. His ineptitude as education commissioner has followed him to Government House. The kind of people surrounding him have a very poor role model to emulate.
No wonder the Education Department (not the teachers), have failed the students of this territory … and no wonder we are in a constant financial crisis!
Guy Chandler
St. Croix

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

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.