(CMR) Truth For Youth School on Walkers Road, George Town has been shut down due to an outbreak of illness amongst the student population. The reported ill include severe flu-like symptoms accompanied with fever, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Cayman Marl Road started receiving information yesterday that numerous students had fallen ill and parents were concerned that the school was not handling the situation properly. One parent indicated that at least 30 students were out sick with some being at the hospital.
CMR reached out to the school for a reply this morning but received none. However, Principal Guiwa has now sent a notice to parents stating that the school would be closed for the remainder of the week.
We were contacted about a variety of concerns including the fact that the school has no cleaning crew, but teachers are expected to make that part of their ongoing responsibility. Furthermore, students have not yet received any textbooks and parents have concerns about how the principal is communicating with their children. We understand that there are also concerns about student names being removed from the lunch list as retaliation from management.
There is a sense of dissatisfaction and sources indicate that Pastor Arch has been spoken to about some of these concerns. Thus far, there has been no resolution.
The letter acknowledges this outbreak is right before the quarterly tests.