It was agreed that there would be a meeting with the board of the Saba Education Foundation (SEF) yesterday, Monday the 14th of July 4:30 pm at the Sunny Valley Youth Centre.
Again a group of parents, teachers and other people who were worried about what had happened at the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) showed up. Even several other parents, teachers etc. than on Friday the 11th. To the astonishment of those who were early, the doors were still closed and it looked as if there was nobody in the building. it was just after some time – thanks to contacts with the police, that there was a rumour that the meeting had been replaced to the school in St John’s. Because people could hardly believe this, one drove with his car to that school in order to be able to confirm whether this was true. And it was true that the board was waiting there instead of at the Sunny Valley Centre.
It was only then that it became clear that an email would have been sent to one of the parents about this change at about 2:00 that same afternoon, which was conceived to be an incredible thing by the people waiting there. First of all that one parent appeared not to have seen that message yet and even when that would have been the case she said that she could never have contacted everybody to inform them. This definitely looked like a new trick and the reaction was a mixture of unbelief, of irritation and of laughing.
When the group arrived at the school, they heard first that the board was not there anymore. This was for the majority so ridiculous that almost everybody was grinning. Strange enough the situation appeared to be different: the three women of the board were inside the building (did not show their face outside) and send a message by a police officer that others than the parents would have no access to the meeting.
It was with difficulty that some parents could be convinced by others of the group, that it would be better to go in and have the confrontation with the board. Teachers and other residents left the scene. More news about they called a real circus is to follow.