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Two catholic schools to close

Two catholic schools to close

Southeast(Briarwood, brookville, cambria levels, hollis, jamaica, laurelton, queens town, rosedale, e.Albans, springfield pots)Two queens catholic grammar schools officially announced last week they can be closing their doors for good in june.In letters Cheap Ralph Lauren UK to angry and upset mums and dads, american martyrs school in bayside and queen of peace in flushing each claimed large deficits forced the upcoming closures.

Queen of peace actually came close to turning down last june when 26 other city parochial schools, in particular holy cross in maspeth and st.Teresa through woodside, turn off.Nevertheless, they were not able to avoid the purge this year.

In a letter coming from your new monsignor george f.Zatarga, parents of american martyrs school were informed they might need to find a new school this september.He mentioned the declining sign up, just what fell from 223 in 2001 02 to 176 this year.

The monsignor wrote that the parish had been subsidizing the school to the dollar amount of per year for the last four years.This year debt, he explained, would be and to keep the varsity open, it could leave the parish close to bankruptcy.In the area st.Robert bellarmine course, centrally established just a mile away in bayside, will open its doors to every student.In, around the, came as no relief to upset dads and moms.

Even as the february 16th issue, the queens courier said they have experience american martyrs would close, and last friday parents received the inescapable letter.

Several parents claimed they were only informed that the teachers was in trouble at a meeting in january with the varsity principal, barbara kingston, and not too retired monsignor, bill keppler, who spoke of remedy closing.Were all surprised the actual monsignor only told us[about the school’s personal economic problems] in economy is shown, dad helen smith said.Apparently he known about issues since last may.

Heartbreaking when you are affected by it.Nobody told us the faculty was in terrible shape.In an instant, this year the teachers closing.It like nobody earning a living for us.They using against us, said parent or guardian sandra battisti, whose most well-Known son, henry, 12, might graduated next year, and also a younger child, dominick, who was getting ready to begin nursery school at american martyrs.

We had time to organize this we could raised funds, henderson said.

A trustee and member of the finance committee of yank martyrs church, jack port goydas, didn see it in that possition.He said monsignor keppler published the school fiscal reports and posted them at the school and church.

Difficult to believe[people Ralph Lauren Sale UK didn’t know] about the fiscal problems, he was quoted saying.Rumors had been going around for an extended time.

Goydas also mentioned subscription, finance and planning committees were all formed after many parents heard of the school dire financial straits back keep away from.In spite of this, the last ditch plan to raise the mandatory funds failed.

Queen of peace pastor james tighe said a debt had accumulated during the period of a few years in his letter to parents.He said the school used the parish reserves to replace the dearth of funds to keep the school open every year, but the reserves were not enough for next year proposed deficit of which might be based on an enrollment of 215.

Challenging hope, tighe said in the mail, was to enroll a total of 300 students that would stabilize the budget.The diocese gave them a deadline of march 1st, that has been not reached, and they were viewing fewer than 200 students for next year.


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