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“Why no appeal process? The fact that they refuse to do so indicates that their decision was made a long time ago. Why no probation? Why no opportunity to continue to improve?
“... (We) people in the middle, and our children, are constantly sacrificed. ... We are not high profile enough. We are neither rich or poor enough. We are the perpetual middle child.”
* Another parent emailed: “Why does the Town of Tonawanda have four schools and the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda have none? The Diocese of Buffalo is snubbing its nose at the Twin Cities.”
*One mother, whose children have been through the North Tonawanda Catholic closing, emailed: “They are basically saying to the people in the Tonawandas that they don’t care about us. Too bad for us.”
An additional slap in the face to closing schools is running a TV ad for Catholic education at the same time — and showing what the diocese finds important in the schools, putting religion last, not first where it should be.
Contact Community News Editor Barbara Tucker at email@example.com or 693-1000 ext. 4110.