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Posted: June 13, 2011

Economy Takes Down Woodstock Private School

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By Jay Black

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Some parents in Woodstock will be scrambling to find a babysitter after their kid’s private school is shutdown. 

The doors at Woodstock International School were closed for good this weekend. The school is for kids in Pre K-through 3rd grade. Parents received a letter Friday letting them know the economy forced the school to close. 

“I have talked to several parents. We all feel that we are being left high and dry,” parent Christian Rhode told Channel 2 Action News.” 

Rhode says he is in panic mode and has searched all weekend for a last-minute nanny to watch his daughter. She was supposed to attend the school’s summer camp on Monday. 

No one at the school was available for comment. 

The letter states the private school is closing due to the economic climate. Rhode said he is out $500 for school uniforms that are not refundable. But it could have been worse. 

“We are thankful to the school that they did refund the full amount of the summer camp as well as the funding that we had already paid for in next year's enrollment,” said Rhode.  

Rhode said he tried to talk to the school’s owner himself, but was told she has left town.


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