Save St. Matthews ELC!

Save St. Matthews ELC!

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Ren Mayeaux started this petition to St. Matthews UMC Governance Board

Jillian Patterson is the heart and soul of St. Matthews ELC. In our petition, we will make it clear through teacher testimonials and parent letters that the reason for the success of the ELC IS Jillian Patterson, and that without her guidance as Director the ELC (and the children and parents it serves) will suffer.

If Jillian is forced to leave, the repercussions of her departure would be felt across the ELC family to include management staff, teachers and families as well. A daycare cannot operate for more than 14 consecutive days without a licensed Director on premises, leaving the ELC vulnerable to violations in operational laws without Jillian and the other management on staff (who, to be clear, will not be with the ELC without Jillian). As you'll read in the teacher testimonials, many of the teachers have continued to work at St. Matthews BECAUSE of Jillian, and therefore may follow suit. If enough of them do, where does that leave our children? And if enough families also leave the impact would be significant to the financial stability of the St. Matthews UMC Church.

As parents, we are petitioning you to see this from all perspectives and understand why Jillian is the best, and ONLY, option for Director of St. Matthews ELC. Without her guidance and leadership, the ELC will fall and the children, families, and even the church will suffer the impacts.

 

Edit as of 2/5/2021: Parents and teachers arrived to the school this morning to find a notice posted by the Governance Board that the school is permanently closed. We are not being given any further reasons or explanations. While we were fighting to save our school's Director, Jillian Patterson, we never dreamed we'd arrive at school to find this. We do not know why this happened, nor if it was even done properly through the licensing boards. At this point, we want our school reopened and we want our Director back. Please help support our cause to save our ELC!

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