Archdiocese announces high schools will close during teacher strike

    In a letter sent to parents today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced all of its high schools would close Wednesday due to the teacher’s strike.

    In the letter, the Office of Catholic Education says the closures will continue “until  settlement is reached amending the current teacher contract and our teachers return to the classroom.”

    The letter continued to say, “we are not able to bring the entire school population back into the building with reduced staffs since this would compromise the safety of the school and our students.”

    The Office of Catholic Education says it has accomplished all of the beginning tasks of the new school year for students.

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