Confirmed list of closing Catholic Sc...

Confirmed list of closing Catholic Schools

There are 198 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Jan 18, 2008, titled Confirmed list of closing Catholic Schools. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

News 10NBC has confirmed the list of the 13 Catholic schools closing through a letter the Diocese sent home to parents who have children in Catholic schools.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHEC-TV Rochester, NY.

Once Bitten Twice Shy

East Rochester, NY

#28 Jan 18, 2008
As a graduate of the now defunct Cardinal Mooney HS and a former student of St. John's in Spencerport, I feel as though this bishop has slapped me in the face one too many times. I've felt for a long time that the Rochester Diocese has lagged behind in their efforts to recruit and retain Catholic youth in our schools and today's announcement proves that this administration has done NOTHING to stem the tide that's been building up for the past two decades. Words cannot express how frustrated and hurt this news is.
mad Catholic

Conshohocken, PA

#29 Jan 18, 2008
this is the last Straw for me First GAY pedo priest's and now this grossly unfair plan for us in the suburbs their will be no choice for my kids unless they spend hours on a bus. A not one more dime to the Catholic church from me in fact I'm joining the local branch of the Church of England
not surprised

Rochester, NY

#30 Jan 18, 2008
Life is full of disappointments. Stop crying about it and move on. Children are VERY resilient. They could teach adults a thing or two. While it is sad that these schools are closing, get over it already and move on! If you've been living under a rock, welcome to the real world of failure and disappointment.
Relieved-but heartbroken

Rochester, NY

#32 Jan 18, 2008
I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief that our school (St. Rita) will remain open, but my heart is breaking for the students, parents and faculty of the schools that are closing. Please know that you're all in my prayers.
public school supporter

Rochester, NY

#33 Jan 18, 2008
While I can choose to send my children to Cathloic schools, I chose not to. Our public schools are some of the best in the nation. Besides, good values start at home. It is the responsibility of parents to instill good values, not their teachers. I've seen a lot of garbage come out of "good, wholesome Catholic schools". Get over it!
Jeff Gurtler

West Henrietta, NY

#37 Jan 18, 2008
The task force was picked to agree with Bishop Clark and which the reason the superintendent resigned as she would not rubber stamps their incorrect reasoning. A one million loss over 13 schools is only 77,000 dollars which could come from many different sources. Clark is playing right into the ACLU's hands. He should be ashamed of his representation on our behalf. A disgrace!!!!!!!!1
Catholic School Mom

Rochester, NY

#41 Jan 18, 2008
public school supporter wrote:
While I can choose to send my children to Cathloic schools, I chose not to. Our public schools are some of the best in the nation. Besides, good values start at home. It is the responsibility of parents to instill good values, not their teachers. I've seen a lot of garbage come out of "good, wholesome Catholic schools". Get over it!
With an attitude like that, I'd like to take the opportunity to personally thank you for not sending your children to Catholic Schools. Have a nice day!
catholic parent

United States

#42 Jan 18, 2008
perhaps if the Bishop hadn't put so much money into the destruction of the Cathedral the tuition could have been lowered a long time ago - it will be a huge loss with the closing of Holy Cross - these families have put their hearts and souls (and money) into this school and don't deserve this - shame on him!
Blogman

Conshohocken, PA

#45 Jan 18, 2008
mad Catholic wrote:
this is the last Straw for me First GAY pedo priest's and now this grossly unfair plan for us in the suburbs their will be no choice for my kids unless they spend hours on a bus. A not one more dime to the Catholic church from me in fact I'm joining the local branch of the Church of England
I agree it's a disgrace the church condoming such behavior or even worst covering it up
too bad

United States

#43 Jan 18, 2008
the DOR is much like pre-digital Kodak ... they sat on their laurels and did nothing to stop the bleeding. Now we pay the price for their mismanagement. We will survive. It's just sad to say goodbye to one of Rochester's last links to their glorious past... Kodak, Midtown, now Catholic Schools.
Relieved-but heartbroken

Rochester, NY

#44 Jan 18, 2008
Catholic School Parent wrote:
I didn't see the newscast. Did they say how much they are lowering tuition by? Are the other elementary schools suppose to absorb the displaced students?
They're lowering it by $1000, plus an additional $500 for families affected by the closings.
past GoodShepherd student

Australia

#46 Jan 18, 2008
I sat speechless when I read of these closings. Especially when I think back of what a life-affirming and moral foundation Good Shepherd was to my development as a child. As a parishoner as well, this is a tragedy. Is this absolutely final?
Relieved-but heartbroken

Rochester, NY

#47 Jan 18, 2008
past GoodShepherd student wrote:
I sat speechless when I read of these closings. Especially when I think back of what a life-affirming and moral foundation Good Shepherd was to my development as a child. As a parishoner as well, this is a tragedy. Is this absolutely final?
Apparently it is, unfortunately.
N Wright

Fairport, NY

#48 Jan 18, 2008
What a very sad situation!!!! Holy Family and Holy Cross have done a wonderful job for some of our grandchildren. My the Lord comfort and strengthen those who are suffering because of this decision
Toni

Conesus, NY

#49 Jan 18, 2008
I am a mother of three children who attend 2 of the Catholic schools that have closed (not to mention that this happened before to us with St Helens) I just want all of you to be aware of the financial statment that is on web site dor.org ... the money Bishop Clark has wasted! Please judge for yourself. I would love to have our own independent TASK FORCE. If anyone is interested please contact me at [email protected] to see how we can protest this because next year there will be more school closings
Henrietta Parent

Rochester, NY

#50 Jan 18, 2008
With the closure of the schools, my only question is why couldn't/can't we direct our school taxes to the institution of our choice based on our childs enrollment? The Ala'Cart option now looks even more attractive. We are losing options for our children's education!
Pattie Kernan

Troy, NY

#51 Jan 18, 2008
If they hadn't raised the tuition so high several years ago, many families would not have been forced to leave the schools in the first place. Some schools had a 50% drop in enrollment due to the increase in tuition, now they are closing those schools and lowering the tuition??? Makes absolutely no sense to me.......
Henrietta Parent

Rochester, NY

#52 Jan 18, 2008
public school supporter wrote:
While I can choose to send my children to Cathloic schools, I chose not to. Our public schools are some of the best in the nation. Besides, good values start at home. It is the responsibility of parents to instill good values, not their teachers. I've seen a lot of garbage come out of "good, wholesome Catholic schools". Get over it!
You ARE A JERK!!
Mother of student

Pittsford, NY

#53 Jan 18, 2008
I want to thank Bishop Clark - you have ripped my child's heart out -I will never forget that.
He has not stopped crying since he came home. He is devasted that his teachers have all lost their jobs and that he will have to say goodbye to them too soon.
Relieved-but heartbroken

Rochester, NY

#58 Jan 18, 2008
Henrietta Parent wrote:
With the closure of the schools, my only question is why couldn't/can't we direct our school taxes to the institution of our choice based on our childs enrollment? The Ala'Cart option now looks even more attractive. We are losing options for our children's education!
That would be SO WONDERFUL if we could have that choice with our taxes. I doubt it will ever happen, though.

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