Save Saint John Bosco Academy (Brookline Regional Catholic)

Save Saint John Bosco Academy (Brookline Regional Catholic)

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Joseph Rogers started this petition to Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik and

On February 23, 2019 at 4:30PM, the parishioners and alumni of Brookline Regional Catholic School/Saint John Bosco Academy found out through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website that our school, the last Catholic elementary school in the southern section of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, would close, not merge, at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

While enrollment has significantly decreased in recent years to fewer than eighty students, at no point were we notified that the school was in danger of closing, and there was no communication to the parishioners from Father James Bachner, administrator of the grouping of parishes.

Saint Raphael Catholic School in Morningside was in danger of closing, but the community was given until February 7 by the Diocese to raise the necessary money to keep the school open. The school was saved because they sent thousands of letters to parishioners and alumni and had several successful fundraisers and large donations. Why weren’t the people and students of Brookline given that same opportunity?

Although displaced students from Brookline could attend nearby Saint Bernard, Saint Anne, or Saint Margaret of Scotland Schools, why must the working class families of Brookline now send their children to schools in more affluent suburbs?

We, the members of the neighborhood of Brookline and parishioners of the Brookline-Beechview grouping of parishes ask Bishop David Zubik to reverse his decision to close the school and give us the opportunity to raise the necessary funds and recruit students to boost enrollment.

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