Ha-fuckin'-ha!In October 2007, it was announced that the school would close at the end of the 2007–2008 academic year due to declining enrollment. Parents, students, faculty and alumni felt otherwise. The timing of the closure coincided with the Archdiocese's payoff of a $660 million settlement to abuse victims. The Archdiocese claimed the closure had nothing to do with the settlement and that the decision was based solely on the low enrollment. The Archdiocese claimed it could no longer afford to provide financial subsidization to the school. The parents proposed to pay an additional $1,000 per year in tuition which, they contended, would have exceeded any amount the Archdiocese had ever had to spend to keep the school in the black. However, the Archdiocese said the decision to close the school was "irrevocable". The Alumni Association and parent's group joined forces and fought to keep the school open. With the exception of one token meeting, the Archdiocese ignored all requests to meet and discuss the closure.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
We Give Up. Again.
By M. Bouffant at 16:06
Won't bother explaining, let's just look at pics instead of politics. Here are some that continue a previous item, where a commenting wise-acre typed: "A classic anti-big-gummint post!" but a look at further photos shows free enterprise sweeping the street.Gee. More people should have accidents in front of coloured buildings." He's right, of course. And here's a schadenfroh factoid about that bldg.: It's the former Daniel Murphy Catholic High School, which the diocese of L.A. had to sell. To Orthodox Jooos!! (Who've had a child-rapist or two among their rabbis.) While claiming it had nothing to do w/ child-rape settlements. We'll save you the click: