With the parish no longer able to afford it, a Framingham Catholic school will have to close in June, the pastor of St. Tarcisius Parish said today in a statement.
"Despite our success, the sad reality is that our parish cannot continue to provide the school the significant financial support it requires. We can no longer afford to draw on parish cash reserves to supplement the school's low enrollment and resulting revenue shortfall," said Rev. Rinaldo Vecchiato.
The St. Tarcisius School, which has175 students enrolled this year, originally opened in 1959. It closed in 1970 because of financial pressures from the construction of a new church but reopened in 1980.
Parish and school leaders have been communicating with the parish and school community about the financial challenges, the Archdiocese of Boston said in a news release. Parents and guardians will hear at a meeting at the school from principals and staff at other schools. Teachers and staff will also have the opportunity to be considered for jobs at other Catholic schools, the archdiocese said.
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