Alumni for coalition in attempts to save Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset

The fight to save Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset continued Tuesday evening at a meeting with alumni.

Jon Dowding

Feb 14, 2024, 4:33 AM

Updated 69 days ago

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The fight to save Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset continued Tuesday evening at a meeting with alumni.
As previously reported, the school announced it will shut down in June due to low enrollment.
Three alumni formed a coalition, called the OLMA Preservation Coalition, to look at ways to save the school. At Tuesday night’s meeting at the Woodbury Jewish Center, the coalition shared the sad news that reopening the school in September wouldn't be possible this year.
The coalition, however, presented ways to save the school and reopen its doors in the future.
Organizers also took questions about what can be done and wanted attendees to take away an important message.
"There's always hope and there's strength in numbers,” said Jeanette Miller, OLMA Preservation Coalition President. “This is not something that is the three of us, this is not something that we can accomplish on our own."
The coalition said they need the Sisters of Mercy to agree to come to the table and talk with them.
In a letter to families last week, the school said the decision to close is final and would not entertain any circumstances to change the decision.
Learn more about the coalition here.


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