QUEENS (PIX11)– Nearly 200 students in Queens have been left scrambling after hearing their Catholic school will be closing.
Parents at the Most Precious Blood School in Long Island City received a letter about the closure last week.
The parish reportedly says the building is in serious need of costly repairs and enrollment has been dwindling for years.
191 students form Kindergarten to 8th Grade are enrolled at the school.
“This impacts everyone, but most especially the students and their families,” Rev. William Krlis, pastor of Most Precious Blood School. “We will do whatever we can to assist families in placing their children in continuing education in neighboring Catholic schools.”
More than 2,500 people have signed an online petition that circulated to save the school.