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St. John school needs our support

This week has marked the turning of a page in the history of St. John Catholic School.
The school’s principal Chris Rebuck, who has been with St. John for six years marked the end of his tenure with the school as he accepted a position with a sister school. We echo the sentiment by so many in the community when we say we are sad to see him go but wish him all the best in his new career.
A monumental decision is expected soon regarding St. John Catholic School and its future. Father Edison Vela will play a significant role in deciding whether to keep the school open or close it after nearly 100 years of turning out well educated students.
Again we echo the sentiment of a vast majority of the community as we await the decision and hope like so many others that school remains open and a piece of Ennis’ history is not lost. The school is a source of pride for this community and an important asset we cannot take for granted.
Decisions like this are tough. There is no question that a heavy weight lays on the shoulders of the people in charge of making this decision. At the same time, students, their families and educators at the school also feel the pressure and the uncertainty of a future that up until now seemed clear.
Father Edison Vela is scheduled to give his recommendation to the diocese on Monday, June 23 and from that recommendation a final decision will be made by Bishop Kevin Farrell by July 1. We encourage everyone to make his or her feelings known so when a decision is made, it can be with accurate information.
We hope the community will join us as we lend our support to the school and look forward to keeping this asset in the community for years to come.

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