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Mooney study complete, no decision made on move



Published: Tue, April 2, 2013 @ 11:01 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

There’s been no recommendation about whether Cardinal Mooney High School will move, but a study has determined that the Catholic population has shifted from the city to the suburbs.

Nick Wolsonovich, superintendent of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Office of Catholic Schools, said a study undertaken about a year ago includes several components that will factor into the decision on whether to move the school.

Those factors include enrollment projections, demographics, finances, feasibility and fundraising.

“All of those components must be weighed in making the recommendation,” the superintendent said.

The demographics portion of the study has found that the preponderance of Mahoning County’s Catholic population has shifted from the city to the suburbs over the past several years, Wolsonovich said.

He stressed though that that’s only one consideration in the decision.

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1sknirak(120 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Since demographics concerns "people" and it is people who study and practice religion, one might say this will be a heavily weighted consideration.

If Mooney relocates to the Boardman location, it still leaves a Catholic high school in Y-town. No one will be deprived of the ability to study and practice the Faith.

Considerations concerning transportation issues and racial balance in the two schools would be the only really thorny issues. Certainly with God's help, they can and will be worked out.

Oh. I did forget that "minor" issue of money to build a new school, didn't I?
Now that could be another whole new ballgame.

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2sue(172 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

This is a done deal. Mooney is moving to Western Reserve Road by Drake's landing.

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3lumper(281 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

mooney/MONEY- MONEY/mooney ; both words mean the same thing. ytown can't afford to lose the city income tax from the employees. this is gonna be a real interesting fight/flight.

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4shutyourface(246 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

sue is correct mark it down they are gone

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5Mikey(13 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

The elephant in the room that no one will talk about is that we no longer need two catholic high schools in Youngstown. Build one new school facility. Build it downtown. Centrally located, with an enrollment of around one thousand, it will bring a new commitment and a new vibrancy to the city. Also, the savings gained in the one facility approach is immeasurable. Virtually everyone these days gets to school on a bus anyway. From my location in the southern end of Poland Township it takes me about 15 minutes or less to drive downtown. To the new location, about ten.

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6beach4life(11 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

This area needs to face the fact that Catholic schools will NEVER reach the levels of enrollment they enjoyed in the past no matter where they are located. Parents can send their children to local public schools for a quality education, save $7k/yr and take their children to church to teach them religion

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7RTS1416(117 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Funny that the family who owns all that land past Drake's Landing knows nothing about this, I suppose they will find out when they break ground.

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