Paradise Preschool fighting to stay open
PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise Preschool has been open for decades, but parents are fighting to keep the doors open. It's a private school, and tuition keeps it going. The school board reported attendance has been dropping in the past three years. Paradise Preschool has been part of the community for 60 years, and nearly lost 25 percent of its student body last year. We can't give enough thanks to Paradise Preschool for that," said Executive Board President and parent Kelly Holliday. "It profoundly changed my daughter's academic start. Our funding is completely based on the enrollment cost of parents and fundraising that we do. We have no other funding that we receive."
Currently, there are 21 kids who are currently enrolled. Enrollment decreased from the 28 they had last year. "We have 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 13 on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays," said Holliday.
Holliday explained the 21 students they have are not enough to for the school to pay their bills. They need at least 24 students a day to keep the school open. The school board hopes they can achieve that goal by the next school year.