Project reader Tom Lochhead provides a welcome update on the precarious situation of St. Anne's parish school:
It has been announced that St. Anne School will remain open for the 2010 - 2011 school year. This is the result of raising approx. $ 65,000 during the year end fund drive.
Let the countdown for 2011 - 2012 begin.
Good news, indeed. But as Tom implies, it's only a temporary fix--the system itself still isn't inherently stable. The Project gives major props to the alumni and others for ponying up the needed cash, but are they prepared to do this year after year? Or does St. Anne have a more sustainable solution?
Probably not. And that makes the temporary respite bittersweet at best.