Investigate Trent Bocan as Superintendent Schools, Diocese of Greensburg

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We collectively represent families with children who attend Greensburg Central Catholic Junior Senior High School (GCC) and the surrounding parochial grade schools within the Greensburg diocese as well as GCC alumni. We have grave concerns about the pestilent leadership in our diocese, specifically the Superintendent of Catholic Schools-Trent Bocan; and the protective environment provided to him by the diocesan leadership.

Historically, families have chosen Diocese of Greensburg Catholic schools because of their reputation for strong academic standards and devotion to the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Since Trent Bocan became Superintendent in 2006, we have witnessed a 50% decrease in enrollment in Catholic schools in the Diocese as well as an erosion of the Catholic and Academic standards for the schools, in particular at the high school level. For the upcoming school year, Mr. Bocan has independently chosen to impose a "block scheduling" model with no input or consultation with parents or alumni and VERY LITTLE training for the teachers expected to manage it. And, despite numerous requests for additional information from parents, he has refused to explain the reasons for the change or how it will benefit the students. Greensburg Central Catholic JR/SR High will have 70 less students in the 2013-2014 school year than in 2012-2013.

This is just one of the many scenarios where we feel Mr. Bocan has shown poor leadership and values with regard to the families in our school system. We have outlined these in the letter we sent to your attention via UPS which was received by your office August 12, 2013. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy of this letter they may email a request to

We have sought resolution through the proper channels all the way to Bishop Brandt with no relief. We are respectfully and prayerfully, imploring your office to conduct an independent investigation into the Diocese of Greensburg and in particular, Trent Bocan's role as Superintendent.  We do not have any active governing bodies for our schools except Mr. Bocan.  Everything stops with him. We are most disappointed with the lack of action to date.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance. 

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