Diocese of Joliet closing St. Dominic Catholic School in Bolingbrook at end of month

Diocese of Joliet closing St. Dominic Catholic School in Bolingbrook at end of month

BOLINGBROOK, Sick. (TOC) — Some dad and mom are upset with the Diocese of Joliet. A Catholic faculty is closing after greater than 50 years.

St. Dominic Catholic College in Bolingbrook will shut on the finish of the month. The diocese says that is due to declining enrollment.

“The diocese of Joliet will not be doing one thing that is proper,” Nicolette Bernhardt, father or mother and member of the varsity’s advisory and pastoral council, stated. “We educate our youngsters to imagine in equity and to imagine in honesty and we weren’t given honest and sincere solutions as to why they’re closing our faculty.”

“Our hearts are heavy right this moment, however management at each the diocese and the varsity have come to the identical unhappy conclusion: The time has come to shut St. Dominic Catholic College,” stated Michael J. Boyle, Ph.D., superintendent of Catholic faculties for the Diocese of Joliet.

The diocese stated the varsity had an enrollment objective of between 169 and 178 college students for the 2022-2023 faculty 12 months, however solely 140 college students have registered for the autumn.

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