According to the Standard (and it wasn't the cover story even), there are SEVEN schools in "consultations" due to the declining enrollment and financial challenges. Now, we can't say there is a possibility of closing or merger because what you read on the blogs are rumors, as Superintendent Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill told the St. Catherine audience the other night.
The schools are:
- St. Hugh of Grenoble (Greenbelt)
- St. Jerome (Hyattsville)
- St. Mark the Evangelist (Hyattsville)
- St. Michael (Ridge)
- St. Michael the Archangel (Silver Spring)
- St. Jude (Rockville)
- St. Catherine Laboure (Wheaton)
If your child goes to a school with low enrollment, you had better be prepared for one of these "consultations" next year. My source tells me that there are as many as "seven" on the list for "consultations" for next year.
Correction: One of my readers pointed out that Our Lady of Sorrows was taken over by Christo Rey. He/she is correct.
Update: This story now appears on the Catholic Standard website, in case you decide not to get a paper copy.