Our Lady of Fatima High School Set to Close By June
Due to lack of enrollment, Our Lady of Fatima school in Warren is shutting its doors. Students held a “save our school rally” just a few hours ago.
Letters went out to parents Thursday night letting them know that the school will officially close at the end of the year.
The school has been open for 47 years and the news has parents, staff, and students in shock.
Student body president Alex Wall was in tears as she spoke about her school.
“It means the world to me, this is like my family my home away from home like. It's just it's everyone's family like no one can take that away from us we'll always be family we'll always be Fatima,” said Wall.
The decision to close the high school was made by it's operators, the Sisters of St. Dorothy. It cost 9,500 dollars a year per student to attend the school and with only 75 students currently enrolled, there isn't enough money to keep the school running. Our Lady of Fatima teaches grades 6 through 12.
Because of the closing, students will have to transfer to another school and 24 teachers and faculty members will be out of a job.
Parents will hold a meeting on Monday, February 20th at 6:30 pm at the school. They hope to find ways to stop the school from closing.