Redundancy relies on donations
Parents at the Old Mission Montessori School in San Diego have started a campaign to raise money for teachers and staff who will lose their jobs when the school closes in June.
The Catholic school, located on the grounds of the historic Mission San Luis Rey and owned by the mission parish, announced in February it was closing due to a sharp decrease in enrolment. Officials say the school has been struggling financially in recent years and has no money for severance.
“Our Old Mission Montessori teachers need your help,” says their website. “Sadly, our school is closing this June and there is no money available to pay any kind of severance. This will leave our teachers and staff, many of whom have been with the school for over 20 years, without a source of income or health care benefits.” (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)