More than 20 Archdiocese schools in New York are going to close within a few months. This issue raised anger among the parents of the students of these schools and they asked for some reasonable answers.
Many of the guardians expressed their disappointments over the surprising decision. One of them said that the announcement came to them as a shock, repulsion, and betrayal. Their kids may go to other catholic schools in the bishopric of New York but the story of all these parents is same.
Rose Davis, one of the guardians, said that everybody was taken aback after receiving the news. Immediately after Thanksgiving, she realized that St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, the school where her daughter has been studying, in City Island was facing troubles. The list also contains few other names including Rockland County’s St. Augustine’s School and Manhattan’s Holy Cross School. All of them are on the verge of closing down.
The archdiocese sent letter to the parents with explanation. The letter said that the schools would not be closed down if they could manage a certain amount of money with a financial plan of three-year in favor of their schools. An amount of $360,000 was asked from the parents.
According to Bethann Rooney, $1.2 million was their precise goal over the three-year course during a scarcity, which they wanted to reduce. However, after arranging the amount within the holidays, they discovered that their schools would remain closed along with roughly two dozen others. Willa Brown, who has a son studying in Holy Cross School, said that the closing of the schools after raising the money was more frustrating. The news also smacked the students hard. Gary Brown, a student of Holy Cross, said that he was going to lose his friends.
All of these schools are scheduled for closing down within June of 2013. That means many of these guardians will have to decide very soon about where to move their kids for the next session. Meanwhile, all of the parents are eager to do something for the schools.