Capital Region School Will Close

Feb 24, 2016

Another Capital Region grade school is shutting its doors.  It's the end of a 145-year run for St. Augustine School in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.

The school was in dire financial straits last year but got a reprieve from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, who said if the community could spark enrollment, the doors would remain open. Meantime, enrollment slid down to 100 as debt ballooned past 300-thousand dollars. On Monday, Scharfenberger accepted parish officials’ recommendation to close the school at the end of this school year.

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