No changes made by ministry on school vacation

POSTED: 05/3/13 12:41 PM

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports would like to inform the general public that the Carnival, Queens Birthday and Labor Day vacation for schools ended on Wednesday. Regular classes resumed yesterday. There have been no approved changes to the 2012 -2013 vacation schedule. Therefore all parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that their children report to school.

No decision was taken by the Minister of Education to close schools yesterday. Any such decision would have been communicated formally through the media. Parents are encouraged to ensure that their children report to school and are asked not to take heed of messages forwarded via smart phone or other means of communication that reports school closures other than that communicated through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.

In addition, persons issuing statements regarding school closures without formal directives from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports are strongly urged to refrain from such behavior as it misinforms the public and could adversely affect children and their education.

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