Bladins International is a popular choice for international families. Photo: Google
Bladins International School, one of the most popular choices for international families living in Malmö, will lay off one in five teachers to avoid a looming budget crisis.
The school plans to lay off more than 20 teachers and teachers' assistants in order to shore up its finances.
"It's completely understandable that parents are worried," Magnus Wahlberg, the school director brought in last year, told the Sydsvenskan newspaper. "We wanted to avoid this, but we need to consider the school's long-run stability."
Wahlberg said that he had ordered a thorough assessment of the school's finances shortly after taking up the post in August last year. The lay-offs will only affect the international school and not its sister school, which teaches the Swedish curriculum.
"No one is saying that this isn't going to affect the teaching," he said. "But we are going to do everything we can to make sure that it affects it as little as possible."
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