Christ Lutheran School to close its doors when school year ends
Christ Lutheran School will close its doors for kindergarten through fifth grade students on the last day of school on June 3 due to the economy.
Jim Redecker, director of Church Operations, said the decision was made during a congressional meeting on Sunday and parents were notified on Monday that the school will be closing at the end of the year.
“It was not a decision we wanted to make, that is for sure,” he said. “Unfortunately you cannot run a school at a deficit forever.”
The school currently has 47 students enrolled. Redecker said they need 75 to 100 students enrolled to cover the expenses of running the school.
“You cannot raise the tuition to cover the cost because parents cannot afford it,” he said.
The special angels and VPK programs will continue next year, he explained because they are separate from the school itself.
Seven teachers will be let go at the end of the year once the school closes.