School Reorganisation Consultation Meetings

February 11, 2016

[Updated] The Minister of Education Wayne Scott will hold three consultation meetings on the issue of school reorganisation, and the Ministry said “all stakeholders, including parents, educators and community members are invited to attend to learn more about the SCORE Report and share their consultation views.”

The meetings will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Eastern Zone – Tuesday February 23rd, 2016
  • Central Zone – Wednesday February 24th, 2016
  • Western Zone – Thursday February 25th, 2016

“All meetings will start at 6:00 p.m. and be held at CedarBridge Academy,” the Ministry said. “Stakeholders are encouraged to review the SCORE Report and the School Reorganisation Consultation Document which are available on the Ministry of Education’s website at

“Members of the public are reminded that all consultation submissions are due by Friday March 4th, 2016.”

Minister of Education Wayne Scott said that closing Gilbert Institute, Prospect Primary School, St. David’s Primary School and Heron Bay Primary School are among the possible scenarios of school reorganisation detailed in the SCORE report, noting that he is sharing the report’s findings, and has “not made a decision regarding school reorganization or school closures.”

Update Feb 18, 12.29pm: The dates and times of the meetings have changed; click here for the updated information.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Good luck Minister. No matter what you say. No matter how logical the downsizing plan is, in the minds of the PLP supporters this is all part of some sinister ulterior motive to keep them down.

    The fact is that the PLP had plans of doing the very same thing & there was no objection. They simply did not get around to following through with what needed to be done.

    Now, with less demand because of a declining birth rate & the preference of parents to send kids to private schools if they can, Government is supposed to keep all schools open because, well, just because.

  2. Concerned says:

    Funny how Gilbert may be closing and there are set of development plans in play for 60 units once it closes

    • lifetime says:

      Exactly. These meetings will be just lip service. The decisions have already been made folks. Organize yourselves asap.

  3. Really says:

    Gilbert was designated to teach the hearing impaired. They have (3) teachers who communicate using sign language, and classes are fitted to accommodate those students….. So now what? Where do the students go?

  4. observing says:

    This entire process should have been handled better, with consultation and communication with parents and teachers from the start. Incredibly disappointed with Minister Scott as I have with this entire administration.

  5. Reading and Listening says:

    Why is the Ministry holding the Eastern and Western zones meeting at a school in the respective zone. If they truly care about getting input from the people who will be affected by the closures they hold the meetings in the at the proposed schools or at least nearby. A government that cares does everything possible to reach and hear all…OBA please listen please…the majority voted you in not the minority…Bermudians voted you in not our PRCs or Guest Workers. So please start representing us the Bermudians and doing the will of the majority!