I just found this out and it’s horrible news. All of the neighborhood’s Catholic schools have bit the dust since I was a kid. St. Cyril’s, St. Anthony’s and now St. Cecilia’s.
“The financial situation is even bleaker than was anticipated,” said spokesman Frank DeRosa. “Regrettably the re-registration has [proved] not to be sufficient.”
The school’s budget deficit is now estimated to be $398,000 – nearly 90% more than was anticipated, said DeRosa.
Enrollment at St. Cecilia has been steadily declining. With uncertainty about its fate, only 107 students were signed up for next fall. The school now enrolls 222 students. Ten years ago, 479 attended the school.
The only one to remain open is St. Stan’s and well that’s because it’s the Polish one.