Three Omaha Catholic Schools Near Final Closing

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

As the school year winds down, three Omaha Catholic Schools will close their doors for the last time.

One of those is St. Stanislaus in South Omaha. The school has been a major part of the lives of the 65 students at the school.

Carly Jean Lara graduates this year as the school closes. She says it will be tough to look back on. "Considering I live kind of close to here it will be sad to know it's not a school anymore. It will be really sad," Lara said.

7th Grader Joel Aldrich has been at the school since kindergarten, but won't get to graduate from the school. "I was a little disappointed because I won't get to finish. I was a year off and some of my friends are going to different schools, so we won't all be together to finish all through St. Stans," Aldrich said.

School officials say they have to change because times are changing the places families want to live. "The population in many cases is moving west, some young families have moved west and they just don't have that many children here anymore," Principal Richard Leimbach said.

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