The Amsterdam municipality is asking for clarifications from the Islamic Elementary School Association (Stichting Islamitische Basisscholen Amsterdam, Siba) after parents complained they had been approached on school grounds to convince them to place their kids in a Muslim school.
Three of the four Siba school do not have enough students according to the national standards. The dropping number of students by the Siba schools is caused by the organizational and financial chaos going on there. Many parents have already pulled their kids out of school, while many others are considering doing so at the end of the year.
Mohamed Elahi, Siba president, denied any such claims saying it must have been parents of kids in the Islamic school who where just passing on word-of-mouth advertising.
Source: Parool (Dutch)