The Virgin Islands Department of Education is announcing the closure of Bertha C. Boschulte (BCB) Middle School on Thursday, September 14, 2023. This closure is a direct response to a fire that has occurred at the Bovoni Landfill Dump Site, which has generated heavy smoke impacting both the surrounding neighborhoods and the BCB School.
“In light of these circumstances, the VIDE will maintain close communication with the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services (VIFEMS) to monitor the situation, specifically regarding the resumption of school. The well-being and safety of students remain our utmost priority, and we are committed to taking all necessary precautions,” said Commissioner Dionne Wells-Hedrington.
Parents are asked to stay tuned for additional updates and information.