Padua Board Of Trustees Wants Cindy Mann Reinstated NOW!

As a protest is forthcoming tomorrow in front of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church due to the termination of the much-loved and respected Head of School Cindy Mann at Padua Academy, the Board of Trustees for the school sent out a letter today regarding their opinion of the firing.  They do NOT agree with Father Nicholas Waseline’s decision yesterday.

The controversial decision, based on the firing of Mann because she would not allow Father Waseline to dip into the Padua Academy coffers, has caused a tremendous outcry from students, alumni, teachers, and even the former Head of School.

In a February news bulletin from their website, Father Waseline talks about his plan to pillage Padua’s finances to boost the parish.  But what he has done is alienate parishioners, some of whom have sworn to stop giving to the parish until Mann is reinstated:

Excellence in education is recognized as a current and ongoing reality at Padua Academy. It is, without doubt, one of the best secondary schools in the region. Padua Academy retains its identity as a Parish School, even though 97% of the students who attend, and their families, are not parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. The school is well-positioned for success – it is professionally managed, financially viable and maintains an admissions waiting list. Most of the Academy graduates attend the best colleges and universities in the country and beyond. We are grateful for Padua Academy’s accomplishments and outstanding reputation. The financial corollary of the fact that only 3% of Padua’s students are parishioners is that virtually no financial support from a majority of student families flows to the parish in terms of offertory contributions. When the significant number of Padua students were parishioners, their families were regular financial contributors to the parish. With the current demographics of today’s Padua students and families in mind, the parish has determined that a “Stewardship Assessment” of Padua revenue will be established to restore the offertory income no longer available to the parish and reconcile the value of the Padua campus within the parish portfolio of assets.

Might want to rethink this one Father Waseline!

 

3 thoughts on “Padua Board Of Trustees Wants Cindy Mann Reinstated NOW!

  1. As a longtime parishioner and mother of a Padua Academy graduate I am appalled at Fr. Waseline’s firing of Mrs Cindy Mann. She has been an important part of Padua’s educational excellence and reinforcing Christian values. It was no mistake that she encouraged young women to excel, be confident and remember the importance of giving back to their community.
    The world needs more women like Cindy Mann!!
    If Fr Waseline needs money perhaps he can find a buyer for the overly loud, over the top church organ he put in at St Anthony’s. It is too loud for many to sit in church without ear pain ( this includes me).

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  2. Where is all the money going? Why does Father Waseline insist they are in desperate need of funds when they just sold the «In the Hills » property for 5.5 million. Time for a freedom of information act and get to the bottom of this.

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