Roodepoort: 400 pupils to be taught in community halls, churches

Some parents have refused to send their kids to a Soweto school while issues at Roodepoort are ironed out.

FILE. Some pupils at the Roodepoort Primary School boarding buses to take them to a nearby school on 19 August, 2015. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - While the Gauteng Education Department prepares for another meeting about an ongoing dispute at the Roodepoort Primary School, parents in Davidsonville say 400 pupils will be taught in community halls and churches throughout the day.

The Davidsonville Community Forum this morning gathered the pupils in front of the school.

Their parents have refused to send them to the Lufhereng Primary School in Soweto.

That's where the department has sent the rest of the pupils affected by the dispute.

The Davidsonville Community Forum's Jerome Lottering says, "The kids are going to be at school in the morning first and then, like yesterday, we'll break them up into groups, and they go to churches and the community hall. They're not going to Lufhereng. It's only the 400 children that are affected, the whole group of 1,200 children are affected."

WATCH: _Clashes between parents and government officials continue to mar Roodepoort Primary School. _