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Regional Approach in COVID Consolidations

LA Catholic schools take ‘regional approach’ in COVID consolidations

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Six parochial schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be consolidated with other schools at the end of the school year, a consequence of shifting demographics and financial woes made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consolidations were announced April 1 after school officials met in late March with families at St. Ferdinand School in San Fernando, St. Catherine of Siena School in Reseda, Blessed Sacrament School in Hollywood, St. Francis of Assisi School in Silver Lake, Assumption School in Boyle Heights, and St. Madeleine School in Pomona.

All six schools had seen steep declines in enrollment before the pandemic hit, according to the archdiocese’s Department of Catholic Schools (DCS).

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