New Brunswick School Boards are asking parents to hold off on their school uniforms for the rest of the school year, as it comes to light that some schools are not meeting their standards for safety.
The Department of Education’s Office of Quality Assurance says schools in the city of Brunswick are not complying with the province’s standards, and the schools have to be replaced.
“If you’re not complying, then we’ll take your clothes and put them in the garbage,” said Elizabeth McAllister, who was notified of the problem last week.
“We’ve got a couple of school uniforms that are still not being replaced.
They are a little bit over 60 days old and they are not going to be up for re-purchasing for next year,” she said.”
Our parents have asked for some information from the school so that we can make sure we’re doing everything we can to make sure that we are getting the appropriate replacement.”
Brunswick Mayor Keith Fitch released a statement Thursday saying the province is working to find the problem.
“New Brunswick is committed to meeting all safety standards set by the Department of Health and the Ministry of the Environment, and we are working with the provinces and local communities to address this issue,” the mayor’s office said.
New Brunswick’s schools are also dealing with a number of safety issues.
Earlier this month, a man with a pipe bomb was shot and killed by Brunswick police officers at the Brunswick High School in New Brunswick.
The city also saw a shooting at the Halifax Regional School in the Halifax area.
A student at the same Halifax school was arrested for allegedly threatening a police officer.