A group is organizing an online effort to save St. John the Evangelist School from closing.
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese is closing the school at the end of the school year because of low enrollment and rising expenses. The school was only projected to have 84 students in the next school year.
Diocesan officials said the parish was heavily subsidizing the school because the roughly $3,700-per-year tuition wasn’t enough to cover the more than $6,000 it takes to educate each student.
A website, Facebook page and email address have been established to support the school.
A webpage at http://tinyurl.com/793ots6 asks people to indicate if they would be willing to help financially support the school for three years. To lend support to the campaign, people can also send an email to [email protected] or visit the Facebook page Save Our School-St. John the Evangelist School.