THE BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE KINDY IS NOT TO BE SHUT DOWN IF WE HAVE ANY SAY IN IT
BURRUM District Community Kindy at Howard is closing due to financial stress caused by Bligh Government funding changes, low enrolment numbers and a lack of community funding support.
A kindy spokeswoman said an executive meeting of the Burrum District Community Kindy decided for financial reasons to close the kindy doors.
She said they deeply regretted the decision but to continue to operate the facility under the current funding situation would have been illegal and irresponsible for an incorporated body.
“We would have been trading while insolvent,” the spokeswoman said.
“Staff have been notified about their jobs and we are notifying parents.”
The kindergarten has been operating out of the Burrum District Community Centre at Howard for a number of years.
“This will also be a blow to the Community Centre, as they rely on the rent from the kindy as part of their operational revenue,” she said.
“So this closure affects the whole area.
“The financial stress has been brought about by the funding changes made by the Bligh Government.
“Sadly, lack of community funding support and low enrolment numbers has also contributed.
“The committee has met with the ruling body C and K to follow all possible avenues of recovery funding, but so far have been unsuccessful.
“We will continue to work together to try to solve the financial problems but at this stage we have no resolution and will need to commence selling off the assets.
“If the community wants to see the kindy re-open they can register their interest in fundraising support by contacting the Kindy on 4129 0994 immediately, before the assets need to be sold off.”
Published here as a community contribution by Henry Sapiecha
As a result of being notified today 23rd Jan 2013 by Ailsa of the centre of the impending closure of this much valued kindy, a well structured & heavy support campaign to retain the kindy facility shall be undertaken by this web site and support requests shall be sent to the many thousands of emails in our data base so that the kindy centre shall become viable & government support continued
In the meantime send your email & or letter of support to the centre.