Today my Big Kids came home from school with new T-shirts. But these are not just any T-shirts. These shirts display the logo for the new Regional Catholic Elementary School that our diocese formed after ordering four area schools, including ours, to close in June.
We had 200 students in our school.
Between the other three schools, there were 378 more.
The new Regional School has enrolled 207 students for next year.
And they're OK with that?
There are rumors that our school building has already been sold, and that this is why our school year has been abbreviated--to give the new owners time to renovate the building before September.
So we're not getting a full year of education for our children, although we paid for one. They're OK with that too. (Of course, the kids are all thrilled!)
Maybe I should embellish the backs of those T-shirts:
MY SCHOOL WAS CLOSED AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT.
Somebody hand me a Sharpie.
(Image shamelessly hijaked from You Duped Me, Lord.)