Teachers at one school have been left running classes outdoors, and without textbooks.
That is according to Hazelwood Integrated College‘s principal yesterday, as a row over classrooms dragged on.
However, Kathleen Gormley said the Department of Education had brokered a meeting between the Belfast Education and Library Board (BELB) and the school governors, set to take place today.
The row stems from the desire of the school to use a string of classrooms on BELB land to accommodate its growing pupil roll, which now stands at close to 900 – but BELB said the proper agreements were not in place, and the school had been locked out of the classrooms.
Mrs Gormley said a lease had been in the pipeline but “wasn’t in our hand”.