(WGTD)---About 150 people packed the school cafeteria at Kenosha’s All Saints Catholic School North Monday night for an informational meeting about the consolidation of the school's two campuses. In a letter---sent to parents last week---All Saints indicated that---due to flat enrollment and financial problems---it would be closing its north campus---located at Holy Rosary Parish---and merge all the students into the south campus---at St. Mary’s Parish.
Following the meeting at Holy Rosary---it was clear that the school---with its current enrollment figures--- will move to a one campus model. However---where that campus is sited is apparently not the fait accompli as indicated in the May 17th letter sent to parents. In his presentation, the school board president did say they were leaning toward the south campus---but---the door was left partially open as to which campus would eventually host the school in future years.
The meeting included limited-but-understandable financials---the pros and cons of both locations---how teachers would be selected---and---what went wrong at the once booming school. The latter component included significantly dropping Mass attendance by Catholic parishioners---which led to a drop in the parish subsidies of the school---as well as the ill-fated decision---a number of years ago---by a prior administration---to open a West campus at Providence Catholic School in Kansasville.
A second meeting was held later in the evening at St. Mary’s---the school’s south campus.
Board members---and---school leaders at Monday's meeting indicated there might be more informational meetings in the future.