St. Adalbert needs a boost from the community

St Adalbert

(Cuyahoga County) - One of the oldest schools in the area serving special needs students is in danger of closing its doors at the end of the semester. 

St. Adalbert in Berea is dealing with falling funding and declining enrollment, and Principal George Mitchell says parents have been informed that the school may have to shut down if the situation isn't reversed. There's word the school will need to raise $200,000 remain open. 

The Academy of St. Adalbert was founded in 1874 and administrators say it has been committed to the cognitive, emotional, physical and social support of its students in a warm and caring atmosphere. 

St. Adalbert currently has over 100 students enrolled, and includes a mix of mainstream and autistic children. 

Mitchell tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, administrators are hoping a benefactor will step forward, and says parents are pledging to do everything they can in hopes of saving the school.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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