September 23, 2007

Update on St. Agnes School

A few months ago, I was blogging to spread the word about the crisis at St. Agnes High School in St. Paul. The crisis was they were possibly going to have to close the high school due to a large deficit.

Many of you know that, thanks to the generosity of many, the high school was saved.

However, sometimes it's nice to know how things are NOW.

Good news from Father John Ubel:

*Enrollment rebounded and we began the school year with 424 students-including 79 new students!
*Our new budget, with similar enrollment numbers and staff restructuring demonstrated a reduction in payroll by nearly $350,000
*We have a new K-12 principal in place (Mr. James Morehead) who has already set a wonderful tone to the school year and is demonstrating tremendous leadership.
*A newly founded private foundation has been established to support the school with an approximate net worth of $1.7 million.
*We are in the early stages of developing a three-year plan for the school that addresses long-term financing, enrollment and capital needs.

It's just fantastic to know that prayer and financial generosity as well as the power of the online community made a difference!

In a related note: The Noon Mass on Sunday September 30th will be offered for the intentions of the Benefactors of St. Agnes School.


Blogger Unknown said...

What wonderful news!

It's good to see Catholics putting their money into children.

So many contributors put theirs into music, dance and art and buildings with their names on them.

September 23, 2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger Laura The Crazy Mama said...

That is all such great news!

September 23, 2007 11:15 PM  

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