Redemptorist swan song involves buying or leasing campus
BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, a group gathered to discuss what they see as the only viable option left to keep parts of the Redemptorist school open.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge will close the junior and senior level schools at the campus at the end of the current school year. The diocese has said the two schools can no longer sustain staying open.
Parents, alumni and business people formed Save Redemptorist in an effort to figure out ways to keep the school open. Organizers said they have $1 million raised and want to buy or lease the school from the diocese.
At the meeting, held at a nearby baptist church, parents said the school needs to stay open for their children.
"Redemptorist did a lot for me as a child, and I always felt that my child was safe there. That is where he wants to be," parent Daphne Hughes-Alex said.
The diocese said after the meeting, children are the priority but would not comment on any sale or lease of the campus.
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