Crusader Fund for Teachers

May 31, 2013

crusaderfundChrist the King Catholic School in Kansas City, MO closed its doors at the end of this school year. The parish school offered students a quality education since 1945.

After the sudden announcement of the closing not much more than a month before the end of the school year, school families and teachers find themselves scrambling to find other schools.

This is a particularly tough challenge for the teachers at the school, most of whom have been at the school for many years. They will receive a relatively small severance package. And since they chose to teach in a parochial school, they are not eligible to register for Missouri Unemployment benefits.

A group of members from the Christ the King parish has organized a fund to help support the staff as they face this uncertain future.

The Crusader Fund will help current Christ the King School staff through this transition. This includes eight teachers (K-8), three enrichment instructors (Computer, Gym, Music), two administrative staff (Principal and Secretary), a cafeteria manager, and one maintenance employee.  Donations to this fund will be accepted through the end of June and then distributed equally to all staff identified above. The Knights of Columbus #527 will administer The Crusader Fund and provide this gift to the recipients at the beginning of July.

For more information, visit the crusaderfund.org website set up for the fund.
And click here and Like their Facebook page.


  1. Thanks so much for posting about this. It means so much to the teachers.

  2. Thank you Holy Cross community for your support!

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