South Jersey school closes for good

June 17, 2009 2:31:59 PM PDT
wasn't just the last day of classes for the year at a South Jersey school on Wednesday.It was the last day forever.

The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart school in Barrington closed, despite the fact that the sign was still advertising registration.

The school's enrollment was at 150 for this past year, but dropped to 79 for the upcoming year.

So, the Diocese of Camden decided to close it down.

"We were just totally shocked because the superintendent of schools told everybody in a meeting we had in mid-May that they were committed to keeping it open and it was definitely staying open next year," said parent Laura Pirolli.

"I was very sad because I wanted to graduate from here," said 6th grader Beth Pirolli.

The school's 30 teachers and staff will have to apply for jobs at other schools.

There are eight other schools in an eight mile radius that do have some openings.

Sacred Heart parents will be given a $1,000 tuition voucher to use at schools in the Camden Diocese.

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