Bishop fields questions, discusses regional Catholic high school

Hundreds of parents from both schools attended Monday night's meeting

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Bishop Rozanski met with parents of Holyoke Catholic High School and Cathedral in West Springfield Monday night.

This was the first of two meetings to discuss plans for a regional Catholic high school.

The actual location of the school hasn’t been decided, but the Bishop said they have four sites in mind, including property the Diocese owns on Brush Hill in West Springfield, and a site near the St. Stanislaus cemetery in Chicopee, also owned by the diocese.

They’re also looking at the old Uniroyal site in Chicopee, and are still considering locating the new school on Cathedral’s Surrey Road location.

Director of Secondary School Initiative Paul Gagliarducci told 22News, “We’re really doing everything we can to find everything we can then give the Bishop a chance to look at the pros and cons of multiple sites.”

Cathedral parent Daryl Devillier said, “It’s just frustrating that four years have passed and we’re not any closer to an answer.”

Hundreds of parents from both schools attended Monday night’s meeting.

The Bishop hopes to select a site by summer vacation. From there, he hopes to have the new school up and running in three years.

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