On Wednesday, State Sen. George Maziarz and State Sen. Mark Grisanti released a joint letter to The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open.
In the letter, the senators wrote, in part:
"We hope that you will give this matter your utmost attention. St. Francis of Assisi School deserves to remain open for many reasons, not the least of which are increased enrollment, a robust endowment, relatively low tuition costs, unique service to a key geographic area, and widespread community and family support. In sum, we fear the decision to close this school is shortsighted and will leave few options for local residents to provide for a quality Catholic education for their children."