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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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