School offcials from Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast high school have an important meeting today. They’ll appeal the Blue Ribbon Commission’s decision to close the school for good in June.
And they’re going armed with almost a million dollars.
The Delaware County Daily Times reports the school’s goal is to reach the $1 million mark by the 3 p.m. hearing. Fundraisers since the Jan. 6 BRC announcement have netted $950,000.
Update, 2:30 p.m. The school reached its goal and went into the hearing with $1,013,200.
Three other high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — St. Hubert’s, West Catholic and Conwell-Eagan — were recommended for closure, and dozens of grade schools in the region will consolidate.