W. Pa. diocese closing tiny regional K-6 school

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania diocese is closing a tiny regional K-6 school, citing a deficit and lack of enrollment.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (http://bit.ly/16Glbr3 ) reports All Saints Regional School in Masontown won’t remain open this fall. The school about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh, is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.

The diocese serves about 163,000 Catholics in Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland and Fayette counties — which is where the school is located. Some students from neighboring Greene County, which is in the Pittsburgh diocese, also attend the school.

But diocesan officials say there aren’t enough students to justify maintaining the school founded in 1911.

Last year the school had 20 children in pre-kindergarten programs, and 41 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. None of the elementary-level classes had more than eight students.


Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/

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