CNA Staff, Apr 16, 2020 / 14:28 pm
The Diocese of Fall River announced Wednesday that two of its schools will be closing after this academic year due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Both of the schools which will close "were relying on the Diocese to cover budget shortfalls, but the pandemic has made that unsustainable," the diocese announced April 15.
Coyle and Cassidy Middle School and High School in Taunton and St. Margaret Primary School in Buzzards Bay will both close at the end of the academic year.
"Catholic schools are not only about the buildings but about a community that advances the Church's mission" Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Fall River said, explaining the decision.