Chicago, Ill., Mar 22, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced the closure of four more elementary schools Monday in order to create a regional school in the southeast suburbs of the diocese.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has been developing a new model of regional Catholic schools in the last several years in order to address declining student enrollment, rising education costs and a budget deficit.
The four schools set for closure this September in the most recent reorganization include: St. Victor and Our Lady of Knock in Calumet City; Queen of Apostles in Riverdale; and Holy Ghost in South Holland.
One regional school, drawing from six parishes will be reopened, as an east campus at the existing St. Andrew the Apostle in Calumet City and a west campus at St. Jude in South Holland, reported The Star.