UPDATE: Friday March 12, 2011 at 8:05 a.m.
The diocesan superintendent office is in contact with school families while the diocesan human resources office has made itself available to staff.
School officials will focus their attention on the school in the coming days.
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Notre Dame Catholic School is permanently closing its doors at both campuses at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
School officials said the reason for the closure is a number of reasons including maintenance and renovations on older buildings, lack of population growth in the city and a decline in finances and enrollment.
After many years of deferred and costly maintenance and renovations on aging buildings,
a clearly recognized lack of population growth in the Wichita Falls area, particularly in the
number of families with school-aged children, declining or insufficient growth in enrollment,
and escalating financial decline, Notre Dame Catholic School is compelled to cease operations
at both campuses at the end of the current 2020-2021 school year. While this is very sad, it is the sadness of transition and not the sadness of failure. The command of the Lord remains, and it is also a time for thanksgiving as we celebrate the many years of generous service and fruitful graces afforded to so many people through the institution of Notre Dame Catholic School in service to the apostolate of Catholic education in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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