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#214590 - 12/05/06 12:26 AM Is The AC School System Broke?
Don Greife Offline
I got curious about the school system in San Pedro and found a web site ( http://ambergriscaye.com/info/search/Schools )that has a discription of it. The thing that I found striking is that there seems to be no direct student path between the San Pedro RC Primary School and the Medical University of the Americas. The High School is not a public school and seems also to suffer from a lack of teaching materials. Did I miss something?
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#214662 - 12/05/06 04:52 PM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: Don Greife]
ex,why z? Offline
You think like i would Don. Two issues 1.) the local schoools are either government funded or private and in both cases lack well, funds (with the possible exception of Island Acedemy, which is i suspect subsidised by local millionare, Barry Bowen.
2.) Starting about 7 years ago the island began to attract offshore medical schools, which exsist to serve those who can't get into to mainland U S schools for whatever reason (academic or space come to mind). These schools started out beig HIGHLY profitable for their owners, but unfortunatly provide no matriculaton path for local students.The medical schools have since largely closed down due to changes in U S regs or missmanagement or both.

#214786 - 12/06/06 03:00 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: ex,why z?]
Don Greife Offline
Of course, the limited information I found on the web site, only led me to believe that the government funded ONLY teachers salarys at the Catholic public school. That was the influence that made me wonder about how books, utilities, repairs, school lunches and socker balls were funded.
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#215032 - 12/07/06 12:54 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: Don Greife]
Marty Offline
All local public schools are stretched for resources

#221649 - 12/07/06 03:12 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: Marty]
belizegial Offline
All schools (except the private ones) are stretched for resourses indeed.

So, what would happen is the individual schools would do funds raising activities to raise the extra funds needed.

Like us here in Dangriga, we have Harvest Thanksgiving festival, bar-b-q sales, pageants, cake sale, etc.

This is why any kind of generous donation in the form of school supplies, sporting equiptment, funds, etc. that we have received or may receive from board members or other wise, we are always

#221658 - 12/07/06 03:57 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: belizegial]
Marty Offline
amen to that

#221698 - 12/07/06 05:31 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: belizegial]
Don Greife Offline
Does anyone know if the Catholic Public School provides school lunches to the elementary students?
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#221699 - 12/07/06 05:31 AM Re: Is The AC School System Broke? [Re: Don Greife]
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