Editor Eldersburg Patch email@example.com
11:22 am on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wow, this is a crazy spin on the closing! Lisa, you needed to dig deeper before putting this out.
There was a HUGE wrong doing by the church. As stated in another post, John Blessing ignores questions about the timing and the nature of the closing. Blessing as the president of the church is not to be found. He didn't communicate the closing. He had a board member draft a letter! The school staff and parents weren’t allowed at the vote. He sent out a 2nd letter diverting all communications to himself. He has yet to respond to a single email and is unavailable in person. State regulations haven't changed. Until this year, the school didn't follow them all. Parent involvement wasn’t an issue. More lies. Board members and the pastor watched over graduation preparing to stop it if anything was said about the church. The teacher’s speeches were censored and their jobs were threatened if they spoke out. All area preschools were full months ago orphaning those enrolled. I could go on and on...
Lisa Rossi, I challenge you to do more investigation on this closing and post a follow-up article. Talk to staff, board members and parents. You'll get the real story in a hurry. Ask Mr. Blessing where the fundraising money (raised by the school) that was transferred from the school to the church account will go. What charity will they be donating it to since the church legally can't use it? It would make a great article to know about a church's generous donations to a lucky charity!
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