Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Schools need pensioners to fill vacancies

SchoolWILLEMSTAD - The Roman Catholic Central School Board (RKCS) expects for the new school to have to put more retirees to fill the vacancies. This is according to CFO Karina Lombardi de Freitas Bras.

“Last year we had at the beginning of the year, seven teachers who indicated that they want early retirement. This year, fifteen people have already indicated that they take the early retirement option and will not be available in the new school year. We already face a shortage of teachers, in practice, we do but appeal to retired teachers. In the school year 2014-2015 we had approximately 100 retirees who worked for us, that number will probably turn out higher in the new school year,” said Lombardi de Freitas Bras.

The RKCS will try first to fill the vacancies with local workers who'd like to work at another school. The board recruits teachers in the Netherlands every year.

“Normally, the retired teachers are only approached if we were not able to find on the island or if there are not enough people in the Netherlands to do the work.”

The RKCS only expects to have the exact figures in June / July of the number of pensioners that is needed for the new school year. Then it is indeed known how many people have resigned.

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