Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bishop Kearney cutting staff

This report from RNews ...

Bishop Kearney High School is cutting 10 faculty, staff or administrator positions because of a drop in enrollment for next year.

Parents were told of the layoffs in a letter.

Bishop Kearney President and CEO Donna Dedee said many families have been hit by the economic downturn and fewer students have enrolled at Bishop Kearney next year.

Dedee said tuition accounts for 80 percent of the school's revenue. She also said there will be additional cuts to the overall operating budget, but the changes will not impact the students' academic program.

Dedee said Catholic high schools throughout the district are experiencing declines and implementing similar reductions.

A similar story on the Channel 10 site reports that 7 of the layoffs involve teachers.  It adds that

projections show Kearney may lose 60 to 70 students in the high school next fall and 20 in the junior high.

1 comment:

In the choir loft said...

When I read the headline, "Bishop Kearney Cutting Staff", I immediately think of the person of our late Bishop Kearney and not Bishop Kearney High School. Maybe thinking of the person Bishop Kearney is wishful thinking on my part.