Yonkers parents unite, hope to save local Catholic school
Parents in Yonkers came together Monday night in the hopes that they could save a local parochial school from being shut down due to church budget cuts.
Parents gathered at Christ the King School to address a list of schools released by the New York Archdiocese Monday night that shows what schools are at risk of closing because of declining enrollment.
Nine of the schools on that list are in Westchester, and another five are in Rockland and Orange counties. But of the nine listed in Westchester, three are in Yonkers.
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, whose two children attended Christ the King, agrees losing the school would be devastating for the community.
Church leaders say a final decision on which Hudson Valley schools will be shut down will be made this January.
Several Catholic schools across WC, HV at risk of closing