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Bishop revisits Mooney move

June 26, 2013
Special to the Town Crier

According to a new release from the Diocese of Youngstown, new and substantial information about the costs of asbestos remediation to the existing building at Cardinal Mooney High School has prompted Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, to review his June 4 decision that the school will remain on Erie Street in Youngstown. This information was presented to the Bishop by the Cardinal Mooney board of directors after he had made his decision.

Bishop Murry, therefore, has decided to appoint an independent committee with expertise in Catholic school mission, education, finance and building construction, as well as a parent and a pastor, to review all information regarding the renovation of the school.

Bishop Murry has asked that the committee complete its work and report to him by July 31. If the recommendation from the committee is not to move, and the bishop reaffirms his earlier decision, the president and board will be asked to begin a capital campaign to raise money for the necessary renovations. If the recommendation from the committee is to relocate the school to the suburbs, and the bishop approves that recommendation, he will then ask the school's president and board of directors to conduct a financial feasibility study to determine whether or not there are sufficient resources to build a new school, in accord with Diocesan financial policy. The Diocese said the entire process will require approximately two months.

Presently, Cardinal Mooney High School is making the necessary preparations for the opening of the school at its present location in August for the 2013-2014 school year.



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