Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

Protestant schools lose lawsuit

CourtWILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport has no obligation to pay the Protestant Schools Association (VPCO) the 2.2 million guilders they requested to cover the shortage caused by the Free Education Act.

This was the judge’s verdict in a lawsuit filed by the VPCO last Friday. What the Ministry is required to pay to the association could not be determined in the interlocutory proceedings. A substantive proceeding must be initiated to determine this.

VPCO’s deficit came to be because the organization cannot ask for parental contribution anymore. The President of the association, Miguel Goede threatened that he will first admit students from parents who are willing to pay a voluntary contribution.

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