Alumni, students and parents from a Seattle Catholic school are fighting to have a revered vice principal reinstated, after school officials discovered his marriage to another man.
Supporters of Mark Zmuda vowed to pull funds from Eastside Catholic High School, after the school sent out a letter announcing he had resigned and calling his marriage a violation of his contract, which requires a strict adherence to a Catholic code.
"Shame on you!" wrote a passionate alumnus on the Eastside Catholic High School Alumni Facebook page in response to the school's letter.
This school is really just up the street from my home. It's an excellent private Catholic school, and I have many friends who went to school there and many friends whose children are enrolled there as well. I know at least one of my friends, who isn't pulling his kids out (they're 11th and 12th grades) but he's already sent the Archdiocese a letter informing then that while he'll keep his kids in school, there will be no more donations above and beyond tuition... I'm hearing this from a LOT of other parents too.
Seattle has a very conservative Archbishop, who most of the Catholics in the area aren't fond of. It should be very interesting to see how this plays out.
It's pretty interesting in the comments how many people are shouting that if they don't like it, they should pull their kids out and send them to an inferior public school... the funny part they don't know? Newport High School is right down the street from ECCatholic... Newport is generally ranked in the top of FIVE of ALL high schools in the nation (and several years they've been No 1)... ECCatholic doesn't even make the top 1000. haha.
Edited by MissMelsWell, 23 December 2013 - 03:57 PM.