Monday, July 30, 2012

Muncie Christian School, facing a $144K tax bill, could close next month


Muncie Christian School in Kansas City, Kan., could soon see the end of its existence.

Originally reported by KCTV 5, the school is facing $144,000 worth of back payroll taxes - a bill that must be paid by next month in order for a 2012-13 school year to happen.

To help pay the bill, students, staff and community members have set up an online donation Website. Phone calls are also being made.

"Due to back taxes, fees, and unpaid tuition it is very possible that we close the doors on the only Christian school in Wyandotte County," a note on the Website reads. "We are not only a school, we are a safe haven for a number of souls and pray that THE SPIRIT moves you to bless our institution with the funds necessary to continue witnessing to our community!"

So far, $513 has been raised, meaning a lot more work and dollars are needed to save the school.

Located at 3650 N. 67th Street in Kansas City, Kan., the school has served Wyandotte County since 1957.

In an interview with KCTV 5, Muncie Christian School principal Mendy Lietzen said school officials believed Muncie would be given a longer time to pay its debt to the IRS.

For more information on the donation drive, click here.