Parents fight to keep St. Agatha school open
Parents and students are demanding Friday that the Diocese of Brooklyn keep the St. Agatha school open.
The St. Agatha school is set to close on June 30 after 95 years in operation. Parents are outraged by the news and refuse to stay silent.
"We want to save our school, and we want our children to graduate," says parent Juliana Rivera. "Think about these kids who have been here since kindergarten, and next year would've been their senior year."
Diocese officials say the reality of the situation is that they can no longer afford to keep the school open with only 144 students and more than $2 million in repairs needed.
The president of the school's alumni association says people are always donating. Parents and alumni say they are willing to compromise as long as the school can stay open.