Parents protest Diocese of Joliet decision to close St. Dominic Catholic School in Bolingbrook

Parents protest Diocese of Joliet decision to close St. Dominic Catholic School in Bolingbrook

CREST HILL, Unwell. (TOC) — Dad and mom in Chicago’s southwest suburbs have been outraged to study Saint Dominic Catholic College will shut for good in a couple of weeks.

Households have been notified final week in regards to the resolution and are upset with the Diocese of Joliet.

They held a protest Friday in Crest Hill.

Dad and mom of scholars at Saint Dominic are protesting the varsity’s closure.

They need solutions and mentioned they are going to do something they’ll to battle to maintain it open.

In an effort to attract consideration to their trigger, college dad and mom have been protesting to voice their considerations.

“I imply it simply actually appears like a betrayal that they might simply instantly go to closing and never give us a chance to do something to save lots of the varsity,” dad or mum Melissa Caboth mentioned.

SEE MORE: Diocese of Joliet closing St. Dominic Catholic College in Bolingbrook at finish of month

The Catholic college in Bolingbrook is closing after greater than 50 years on the finish of this month. The diocese mentioned it is due to declining enrollment.

The purpose was to enroll 169 to 178 college students for the 2022-2023 college 12 months, however solely 140 registered for the autumn.

The diocese mentioned in an announcement:

“Our hearts are heavy at the 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”

Nonetheless, dad and mom are hoping they’ll change the minds of college leaders, saying if that they had extra time, they might fundraise and save their college.

“We do know that enrollment dropped, however we nonetheless have the summer time months the place we have been going to begin getting extra children; we’ve been getting individuals signing a petition, getting feedback saying, ‘hey, we moved to Bolingbrook to go to this college and now you guys are closing,'” dad or mum Iris Alvarado mentioned.

Dad and mom plan to protest outdoors of their native church buildings this weekend, and can meet with the diocese on Tuesday.

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