Dear parents,

Following our previous messages on this subject, I am delighted to inform you that the Board of Governors of the European Schools yesterday adopted a series of measures to increase the attractiveness of our Schools for both seconded and locally recruited teachers. The measures will allow for improved financial and contractual terms and – of particular importance in Luxembourg – for the alignment of the salaries of locally recruited teachers with those in local state schools.

The European Investment Bank played a crucial role in this decision by offering to cover the difference in the cost of implementing these measures for the two European Schools in Luxembourg. 

The letters and lobbying by the Parents’ Associations and the petition – which over 3000 of you signed – also made a critical difference. Our efforts convinced a majority of the Board of Governors that anything less than the proposals we supported would not be enough. This was expressly acknowledged in the meeting. 

I would like to thank all of you and everyone who contributed directly or indirectly to this achievement, with special thanks to our Interparents representatives who did a wonderful job in defending the Luxembourg European Schools. Now we must focus on ensuring that we make the most of it for the benefit of our Schools.

If you would like to become more involved in your Parents’ Association, please note that the deadline for candidatures for the next elections to our Management Committee is Monday 29 April:

Kind regards John Coughlan
APEEEL1 President