Students of S. C. Bootle High School along with several parents took the time out on May 4 during a special assembly to say a special thank you to their hard working and caring teachers.
The East Abaco Methodist Region of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church hosted a Sunday School Teachers' Appreciation Service at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on June 1. Fourteen teachers from the churches of St Andrews, Dundas Town, St James, Hope Town and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound were honoured for their years of service.
Board members, supervisory committee and managerial staff members from the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited were on island on Feb.22 for a groundbreaking ceremony and official tour of the construction site of their new business complex.
On August 29, public and private school teachers learned about the Renew Program, or Urban Renewal 2.0 Livable Neighbourhood Program, from the officer in charge of the operation on Abaco, Sgt. Jocelyn Smith. Sgt. Smith stated that the program will have several arms, one of which is the school policing unit which will become operational on September 3, 2012. Two officers will be assigned to Abaco Central High and S. C. Bootle High Schools. The officer assigned to ACHS will be Sgt. 686 Dorsette and the officer assigned to S.C. Bootle will be Corporal 2238 Jerome Ferguson. Each of them will be assisted by a reserve officer. Their job will be to provide security and promote safety on these campuses. They will also patrol the school grounds and surrounding areas. It was made clear that these officers will handle offenses that occur in and out of school.