A series of meetings will be held over the next two weeks in which members of the public are being invited to give feedback on a proposed Education Bill.
The Education Bill 2015 proposes to create a framework for publicly funded, privately managed schools in Cayman.
The bill also bans corporal punishment, enshrines the National Curriculum in law and establishes an independent schools inspection unit called the Office of Education Quality Assurance, among other changes.
A series of meetings will be held over the next two weeks in which members of the public are being invited to give feedback on a proposed Education Bill. A final draft of the bill is expected to go to the Legislative Assembly in September, following public consultation.
The first meeting was held Saturday in Cayman Brac. The next meetings are as follows:
- George Town: Mary Miller Hall, 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, June 22
- West Bay: Shirley Kidd Memorial Hall in Sir John A. Cumber Primary School, 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 24.
- North Side: Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, June 25
- East End: East End Primary School, 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 30
- Bodden Town: Savannah Primary School Hall, 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 1.
All residents of the Cayman Islands are invited to attend the meetings.
The bill and an online survey can be found at the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.gov.ky.