Catholic parents slate meeting on new school

January 30, 1994|By Staff Report

Parents and church leaders who want to start a new Catholic high school in southern Carroll or northern Howard have rescheduled their first organizational meeting.

The meeting was postponed Friday because of ice on the parking lot at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Sykesville.

The meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Joseph on Liberty Road will be to form a committee and survey parents on the need for the school.

The movement to open a new school began in July with parishioners whose children attend Holy Family Catholic School in Randallstown. The St. Joseph parents are inviting clergy and parent leaders from 10 churches and at least six Catholic elementary and middle schools in Carroll, Howard, Frederick and Baltimore counties.

Many parents have responded since the first reports of an effort to start the school surfaced, said Gaile Waldehauser, a Sykesville parent and St. Joseph parishioner whose daughter attends Holy Family.

The effort represents the first serious attempt to start a new Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore since the 1960s, according to archdiocesan officials.

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