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theschoolboards
11-10-2010, 10:01 AM
This from NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/11/10/2010-11-10_archdiocese_of_new_york_tells_31_catholic_schoo ls_they_face_closure_have_until_j.html) by Kerry Burke and Bill Hutchinson:
The Archdiocese of New York put 31 schools on notice Tuesday that they are on the chopping block.

The Catholic schools, which are designated "at risk" of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in church subsidies, include 15 in the city.

The archdiocese came up with the list by analyzing factors such as dwindling enrollment, future demographic shifts and test scores.

"The work of this committee has made it possible for us to begin to make difficult but necessary decisions that will enable our school system to thrive and grow," said Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

The 31 schools serve 4,561 elementary and high school students and rely on more than $12 million a year in subsidies.

Pastors of the parishes where the schools are located have until the end of the year to meet with archdiocesan officials and argue they should be taken off the list.

Dolan will make the final decision in January but no action will be taken until June.

"I'm devastated. I had no idea," said stunned parent Naomi Bollettieri, whose son, Matthew, is a fourth-grader at one of the schools, Sacred Heart of Jesus School on W. 52nd St. in Hell's Kitchen.

"I can't understand why we're on the chopping block," Bollettieri said. "It's a good school, a family school. Where are we going to go now?"

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theschoolboards
11-10-2010, 04:38 PM
Here is the actual press release from the Archdiocese of New York:

http://www.archny.org/news-events/news-press-releases/index.cfm?i=18153

The schools identified as "at-risk" are:

Manhattan
Saint Joseph of the Holy Family
All Saints
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our Lady of Sorrows
Good Shepherd

Bronx
Saint Augustine
Saint John Vianney
Saint Martin of Tours
Saint Dominic
Saint Anthony-Saint Frances
Saint Pius V Girls High School

State Island
Saint Margaret Mary
Saint Sylvester
Saint Roch
Saint Mary

Westchester/Putnam
Saint Ann, Ossining
Saint Anthony of Padua, West Harrison
Christ the King, Yonkers
Saint Bartholomew, Yonkers
Saint Mary, Yonkers
Saint Joseph, Croton Falls
Saint John the Evangelist, Mahopac
Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Mount Vernon
Saints Peter and Paul, Mount Vernon
Holy Name of Jesus, Valhalla

Upper Counties (Dutchess, Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange)
Sacred Heart, Highland Falls
Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Cornwall-on-Hudson
Saint Joseph, New Windsor
Saint Peter, Poughkeepsie
Saint Joseph, Middletown
Saint Joseph, Kingston
Saint Augustine, Highland

theschoolboards
01-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Here's the latest press release (http://www.archny.org/news-events/news-press-releases/index.cfm?i=18750) from the Archdiocese of New York regarding the school closures:

RECONFIGURATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING “AT-RISK” SCHOOLS ACCEPTED BY ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK

For more than a year, the Archdiocese of New York has been engaged in a strategic planning process, Pathways to Excellence, designed to ensure the long-term success of its Catholic schools. An initial phase of this strategic planning process was the creation of a reconfiguration committee – consisting of pastors, principals, parents, donors, and professional educators – that studied the long-term viability of the Catholic schools in the archdiocese. This past November, the archdiocese announced a list of 32 schools that the committee considered to be “at-risk” of losing the significant financial subsidies that they received from the archdiocese. Each of the schools was given an opportunity to present a proposal for its long-term sustainability. The proposals were carefully considered and evaluated.

Having had the opportunity for this further review, the reconfiguration committee has made its final recommendations as to which Catholic schools should no longer receive financial subsidies from the archdiocese. The committee’s recommendations were presented to Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan last week, and he has accepted and approved them. Of the 32 schools under review, four schools will remain open and a decision about one other school has been deferred for several weeks so that additional information can be gathered and analyzed by the committee. The remaining 27 schools will lose their archdiocesan subsidies, and, as a result, will close at the end of the current academic year and not be reopened by their parishes in September 2011. The recommendations of the committee effectively reduce the financial deficit by approximately $10 million. An archdiocesan subsidy of approximately $13 million will continue to support Catholic schools.

The following schools will close in June 2011, at the end of the current academic year:

Manhattan Schools Closing:
Saint Joseph of the Holy Family
All Saints
Our Lady of SorrowsBronx Schools Closing:
Saint Augustine
Saint John Vianney
Saint Martin of Tours
Saint Dominic
Saint Anthony-Saint Frances
Saint Pius V Girls High School

Staten Island Schools Closing:
Saint Margaret Mary
Saint Sylvester
Saint Roch
Saint Mary

Westchester/Putnam Schools Closing:
Saint Ann, Ossining
Saint Anthony of Padua, West Harrison
Christ the King, Yonkers
Saint Bartholomew, Yonkers
Saint Mary, Yonkers
Saint Joseph, Croton Falls
Saint John the Evangelist, Mahopac
Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Mount Vernon
Saints Peter and Paul, Mount Vernon

Upper Counties (Dutchess, Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange) Schools Closing:
Sacred Heart, Highland Falls (Orange County)
Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Cornwall-on-Hudson (Orange County)
Saint Joseph, New Windsor (Orange County)
Saint Augustine, Highland (Ulster County)
Saint Joseph, Middletown (Orange County)

Click here (http://www.archny.org/news-events/news-press-releases/index.cfm?i=18750) to see the full press release.