There were well over 100 people on line, cordial but keenly aware they were competing to enroll their children in what is perceived to be the best kindergarten program in the neighborhood.
The archdiocese on its website said the closures of 26 elementary schools and one high school will affect roughly 3,700 students.
Projections of continued declines in student enrollment over the next decade have experts warning of more school closures, mergers, and teacher layoffs ahead.
The bond proposal would have closed three schools in the Mineola district.
Rockland Community College’s Dean of Enrollment, Karen Gualtieri, says enrollment for the school is up about 6 percent compared to last year’s fall semester.
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