Parents excited about possible ‘new’ North Catholic

    They expressed their support at a meeting last week.

    Students and parents worried about the closure of North Catholic High School are backing a new private school that has sprung to fill the void. They expressed their support at a meeting last week.

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    The auditorium filled up quickly with nearly 500 anxious parents and students hoping for answers.

    They wanted to know what options would be available once the North Catholic High School closes its doors in June because of declining enrollments.

    A group of school supporters think they have a solution. Create a private Catholic school under the national Cristo Rey model that generates revenue by requiring students to work one day a week. That money helps to support the school.

    The group’s spokesperson, Joe Lunardi, says the idea was a success.

    Lunardi: I think the mass and passion of the people there made everyone on the planning team feel very optimistic. Parent after parent after parent got up to the microphone and said thank you for giving us hope.

    Another meeting is scheduled for next Thursday.

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