FOSTORIA, OH (WTOL) - St. Wendelin High School in Fostoria is set to close its doors for good in June.
According to the parish, a meeting was held to review St. Wendelin's parish finances. At the meeting, leaders recommended closing the school as the only course of action.
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas accepted the recommendation.
The parish says continuing to operate the school would leave the parish in a deficit.
Teachers and faculty were told of the closing Friday afternoon.
Parish leadership offered the following statement:
School administrators will now work with Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin and St. Joseph Central Catholic in Fremont to transfer students in grades 8-11.
The parish is also providing Sunday religious education for students choosing not to attend Catholic school.
St. Wendelin parish dates back to 1851, while the elementary and high schools were opened in 1909.
The last official day for the school is June 30.