Parents, kids protest planned closure of 6 Catholic schools

The snow and ice couldn't keep hundreds of parents and students from rallying against the closure of six Catholic schools on Long Island. The protesters

ROCKVILLE CENTRE - The snow and ice couldn't keep hundreds of parents and students from rallying against the closure of six Catholic schools on Long Island. The protesters marched up and down the sidewalk in front of the Archdiocese of Rockville Centre this afternoon to let the bishop know they're not happy about his decision to shut down the schools in June, citing declining enrollment.Parents say they've formed a committee and want to submit a plan to the diocese to keep the schools open.Protesters have expressed frustration with the church leadership, saying that they have not been given answers as to why the schools are being closed. However, the diocese released a statement today saying that the decision was based on recommendations from the Strategic Planning Committee that conducted an 18-month analysis of the Catholic elementary schools.Rally held in Lindenhurst to stop Catholic school's closureParents, students rally to save Catholic schools set to be closed

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