83.9 F
Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, May 26, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesWoodson Classes Back on Normal Schedule Monday

Woodson Classes Back on Normal Schedule Monday

Nov. 2, 2008 — Students and staff members can report back Monday morning to John H. Woodson Junior High School for a full day of classes, according to Education Commissioner La Verne Terry.
Starting Thursday, classes were let out early after teachers staged a walkout over the school's conditions, particularly the lack of air conditioning in many classrooms. (See "Woodson To Open For Half-Day Sessions Only.")
Significant progress was made over the weekend to fix the situation, Terry said in a news release issued Sunday evening. Of the 48 classrooms at Woodson without air conditioning, 33 have been identified as "priority rooms" and have now been equipped with exhaust fans, she said.
The fans, which were installed over the weekend, will help remove warm air in the classrooms, Terry said. Exhaust fans will also be installed in six of the 15 remaining classrooms after students are dismissed Monday afternoon.
Several standing fans have also been purchased. Education's long-term goal, which will be completed in phases, is to upgrade the school's electrical system and have Woodson completely air conditioned, Terry said.
Starting Monday morning, maintenance staff will also install additional water coolers throughout the school, according to the news release. Maintenance staff have also been working around campus on landscaping, along with clearing out gutters and removing debris from storm drains.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

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.



STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,722FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
This message is only visible to admins.
Problem displaying Facebook posts.
Error: Server configuration issue