FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2012.
Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2012 – Corpus Christi School, Woodside, will close at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year in June 2012 due to rising debt and low enrollment, it was announced last week.
In a Jan. 12th letter to parents, Msgr. Denis Herron, temporary administrator, and Robert DiNardo, principal, explained that the school is “facing a $73,000 deficit this year” and that Corpus Christi Church is no longer able to subsidize the school.
“Our main focus now must be to do everything we can to care for our children,” they said in the joint letter. The school “will be open and continue its program of excellence until the very last day of school in June.”
Plans are underway for transitional assistance to neighboring Catholic elementary schools.