“We have funds and will provide as needed,” said Reid, adding “I am always open to dialogue, however, I expect that principals will comply with the non-mandatory fees policy. Any deviation is a breach.”
The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in a statement Thursday described Reid’s action an insult and the most inappropriate way to bring about cooperation.
It urged the Andrew Holness government to remedy the issue by “sending each school all that they need to balance their budgets and improve their programmes”.
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) said the statement by the embattled was “unfortunate” saying “we believe that these comments will serve no useful purpose than to create animosity and confrontation and could also destroy the integrity of school boards and administrators”.