Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE)

Governor Bryan Mourns the Passing of Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull

Governor declares week of mourning, orders U.S. Virgin Islands flags flown at half-staff until sunset on July 10 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor, educator, and historian Charles W. Turnbull Ph.D.: “Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as […]

Former USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull Dies On U.S. Mainland He Was 87

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull died this morning while receiving medical treatment on the U.S. mainland. He was 87. Turnbull, a historian by trade, was elected governor as a Democrat He went on to serve for two consecutive four-year terms, beginning his tenure in January of 1999. Prior to […]

Bryan Congratulates Complex Grads, Will Miss Ceremony To Testify Before Congress

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan extended his congratulations to the St. Croix Educational Complex Class of 2022 graduates and expressed his regrets for having to miss the ceremony because he has been called to testify before Congress at the same time the graduation is scheduled. Governor Bryan was called to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Natural […]

St. Thomas American Federation of Teachers Protest Working Conditions In The Schools

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the St. Thomas-St. John American Federation of Teachers Local Union 1825 held a march Wednesday from Emancipation Gardens to the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building to protest poor working conditions in the public schools. “Teachers, students and supporters came out to express their concerns regarding the unsafe and unhealthy conditions […]

Students Coping With Mental Health Challenges Due To COVID-19: Committee Hears

FREDERIKSTED — Members of the Committee on Education and Workforce Development, led by Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker met in the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Lawmakers received testimony on the following bills: Bill No. 34-0086, An Act amending Title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 10, section 111(a) relating to school health programs to provide mental […]

Teachers, Education Staff Don’t Believe In Vaccines, Putting Students More At Risk For COVID-19 Infections

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With students back to in-person learning as of Monday, the Virgin Islands Department of Education is tasked with implementing its plan for using American Rescue Plan funds to combat pandemic-related student learning loss, and comply with rigid COVID-19 safety protocols among other responsibilities, as first reported in the Daily News. Victor Somme […]

Government House Says Free COVID-19 Testing Of Students Begins Today

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly briefing, Government House spokesman Richard Motta reminded parents that all students must be tested before returning to in-person learning begins on Monday, January 24, and the Virgin Islands Department of Health will begin testing students and school staff free of charge beginning today, January 19. All vaccinated and unvaccinated students and […]

Students Returning To In-Person Classes Next Week Must Be Tested For COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), with guidance from the Virgin Islands Department of Health, is requiring all students attending the territory’s public schools and school-based employees to undergo COVID-19 testing in advance of the return to in-person learning on January 24. The Department of Health will begin testing groups of […]

Senator Urges Department of Education To Release Funds To Food Service Workers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On September 17, 2021, the 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands passed Bill No. 34-0106, a supplemental budget to the already enacted FY 2022 Government of the Virgin Islands operating budget. Subsection R, section 1(c) was amended by Senator Sarauw to insert the following language: “ No Virgin Islands Child Goes Hungry” […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Students Return To A Virtual Classroom On January 10

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan announced he is postponing the resumption of in-person learning for public school students until January 24 while he waits to see whether the exponential spreading of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic  is beginning to subside in the Territory. “I don’t want […]