At the beginning of the new school year many schools are confronted with large numbers of children who do not have any Dutch. The mayor says that this situation should not be allowed to have a negative impact on the quality of education in the municipality.
"We try to give extra guidance and support to the non-Dutch-speaking children that register in our schools. We try to get non-Dutch-speaking parents to take Dutch courses. This will allow them to keep tabs on their children. Grimbergen is a welcoming municipality, but people must accept that we are a Flemish municipality and that they are expected to make an effort to protect its character."