Study: Mooney Better Off Moving to Suburbs

A study commissioned by Cardinal Mooney concluded the high school would see more growth if it moved from Youngstown to the southern Mahoning County suburbs.

The study by Catholic School Management of Connecticut determined Mooney would sustain a better enrollment and for a longer period of time if it moved.

One spot being considered for a new school is along Western Reserve Road in Boardman.

Mooney president Fr. Gerald Delucia said in an email the Catholic population has shifted to southern Mahoning County and northern Columbiana County.

Youngstown Diocese Bishop George Murry is expected to make a decision before the end of the school year.

Delucia said he is meeting with Youngstown city officials next week about the possibility of renovating their current building or building a new school south of the city. He said school officials will meet with the faith-based ACTION committee next week as well.

Mooney’s Board of Directors will make a recommendation to Murry following the meetings.

Proponents of the move have said it makes good financial sense for the school’s future. Opponents said the move has racial overtones and could keep inner-city students from attending the school.

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