Students, staff say farewell as some Catholic schools close

THE BRONX - Students and staff at St. Vianney and St. Augustine Catholic schools said a final farewell today as their last day of the school year also meant the schools' closure.

The schools are two of six Catholic schools in The Bronx that were ordered closed by the archdiocese.

The archdiocese says it was forced to close the schools due to declining enrollment and funding.

While the archdiocese says students at both schools will have the opportunity to attend nearby Catholic schools, many parents at St. Augustine say they are worried their children's financial aid and scholarships won't be matched at other private schools.

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