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Parents scrambling after Raytown MO Catholic school suddenly closes
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Due to declining enrollment, parents now have to find a new school for their children after a Raytown Catholic school closes its doors.

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph announced Tuesday that Our Lady of Lourdes School would not open its doors to students next week. The school had been open for 59 years.

One mother said the notice caused anguish in her home. She and other parents are scrambling to find alternative schools.

As of Aug. 8, only 57 students were pre-registered for this school year at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raytown. The school had 119 students last year. Ten years ago, 199 students attended the school, which is down from the enrollment of 600 students when it opened nearly six decades ago.

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  -Parents scrambling after Raytown MO Catholic school suddenly closes pstokely  Aug-11-11 12:17 AM   #0 
  - I feel so sorry for these parents. Public schools gutted by budget cuts,  alp227   Aug-11-11 01:54 AM   #1 
  - Religious education  Shadowflash   Aug-11-11 04:54 AM   #3 
     - Bullshit.  whathehell   Aug-11-11 06:44 AM   #5 
        - Unless you have data to back that up,  Pale Blue Dot   Aug-11-11 06:49 AM   #6 
        - I call upon the GOOGLE!  melm00se   Aug-11-11 07:19 AM   #8 
           - Private school students are on a college prep track  musette_sf   Aug-11-11 07:03 PM   #18 
        - I don't know if that is true for the population  Stuckinthebush   Aug-11-11 06:56 AM   #7 
        - Not in my experience!  Ino   Aug-11-11 07:30 AM   #9 
        - That's horrid! I can so easily understand your disgust, disappointment, resentment, etc,  Judi Lynn   Aug-11-11 07:40 AM   #10 
        - Mass every day ?!..Your experience was certainly not mine.  whathehell   Aug-11-11 10:33 AM   #13 
           - When were you in school?  Ino   Aug-11-11 02:11 PM   #16 
              - I was in school around the same time you were..  whathehell   Aug-11-11 04:44 PM   #17 
                 - This is upsetting...  Ino   Aug-12-11 11:20 AM   #19 
                    - Yeah, well...  whathehell   Aug-12-11 03:28 PM   #20 
                       - No one "gets over" having been incarcerated at a catholic grade school...nt  Ino   Aug-12-11 04:56 PM   #21 
                          - Maybe you never got over being "incarcerated", LOL  whathehell   Aug-12-11 05:01 PM   #22 
        - Sorry  Shadowflash   Aug-11-11 09:09 AM   #11 
        - Umm...Sorry, but I think you're confusing Catholicism with Evangelical Christianity  whathehell   Aug-11-11 10:44 AM   #14 
        - If there is a such thing as "god", would it be made up of matter?  snooper2   Aug-11-11 10:08 AM   #12 
           - I'd say that question is a bit beyond elementary school curriculum,  whathehell   Aug-11-11 10:50 AM   #15 
  - It was nice of the school to give the parents so much notice  Sherman A1   Aug-11-11 02:33 AM   #2 
  - The Diocese couldn't have made this decision earlier?  liberal N proud   Aug-11-11 05:40 AM   #4 

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