The parents are not the only ones who are furious. Karin Berndt, mayor of this former industrial town for ten years, is too. Because when the school closes, the county must pay for the school buses.
Residents of Seifhennersdorf meanwhile complain to the administrative appeals tribunal about the county's school network plan. For years, the end of their school has been fixed in the plan. The school rebels claim the plan to be wrong, because it higher than average adversely affects schools in the structurally poor regions. Mayor Karin Berndt recalculates "In the next four years, the students will last out the further operating costs," she says. The town's government hired a lawyer. The cost for this legal counsel to date adds up to 16,000 Euros (a little more than 21,230 US dollars).
Excerpt from Rebellion im Klassenzimmer, Bußgeldbescheid von 500 Euro