St Aloysius School Closing
Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00


NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
                                                                     Phone: 330-744-8451
                                                                     Fax: 330-742-6448
                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor


FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT April 1, 2015
SUBJECT St. Aloysius School, East Liverpool to Close

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, has accepted the recommendation
of the Office of Catholic Schools in conjunction with the Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish,
Reverend Peter Haladej, that St. Aloysius School close at the end of the current school
year.

Declining enrollment is cited as the primary reason for the closure. Between the
2012-2013 and 2014-2015 school year, the school dropped enrollment by close to 50%
with an enrollment this year of 49 students.

Ms. Mary Fiala, acting Superintendent of Schools, stated that despite marketing,
community efforts, and a revitalization of their curricular programs to reverse the loss of
enrollment, the reality is that the school cannot remain financially viable.

Reverend Peter Haladej said that "while he regrets that St. Aloysius School needs to
close,he assures Catholic families in the East Liverpool area that Holy Trinity Parish
will continue to provide strong religious education programs for their children." Families
who wish to continue to enroll their children in Catholic school for the next academic
year may consider the option of St. Paul School, Salem, Ohio.

St. Aloysius School has served East Liverpool and the surrounding communities since
1885. Grateful acknowledgement goes to the many religious and lay women and men
who have had a part in the Catholic education of so many students over the years.

For further information contact Ms. Mary Fiala, Acting Superintendent of Schools,
at 330-744-8451.

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