St. Pius V rallies to remain open

.St. Pius V School slated for closure

MOTT HAVEN - Parents, faculty and students of St. Pius V Elementary School in Mott Haven rallied Monday to keep their school open beyond this year.

The Archdiocese of New York announced Friday that St. Pius was among six schools slated for closure in June. The archdiocese cited poor enrollment and high operating costs as reasons for the closure.

Parents, however, said that the archdiocese failed to offer St. Pius the necessary support to make the school competitive. Parents also criticized the archdiocese for not publicizing an appeals process and not giving the school an opportunity to implement a plan to increase enrollment.

School officials are reaching out to the community and alumni for help in keeping the school open. The principal has scheduled an emergency meeting to meet with parents and community leaders Tuesday, March 11 - .

St. Pius V School slated for closure

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