Latest Parochial schools News

Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools. The...

Charges dropped in football hazing scandal at De La Salle

Oct. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Misdemeanor assault charges have been dropped against seven teens who were accused of hazing fellow members of the football team at an all-boys school in suburban Detroit, a prosecutor said. The accused, who attended De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, met several conditions, including...

12-year-old North Platte girl dies from injuries in crash

Oct. 23, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A 12-year-old North Platte girl has died from injuries she suffered when a car in which she was riding collided with a semitrailer. Ellie Siegel's death was confirmed Thursday by St. Patrick Catholic High School Principal Matt Irish, The North Platte Telegraph reports. The girl...

Ex-Catholic priest in New Mexico dies before abuse trial

Oct. 7, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest has died just weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial in New Mexico after he was accused of raping a young girl at an Albuquerque parochial school decades ago, authorities said. The New Mexico attorney general's office said Sabine Griego, 82,...

Committee Chairman James Clyburn, D-S.C., talks as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Michael A. McCoy/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Clyburn asks federal officials to probe SC gov grant program

Oct. 5, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two congressional leaders, including the South Carolina congressman at the helm of a special subcommittee managing a multitude of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, are asking the nation's top education official to review a proposal by South Carolina's governor to allocate...

Catholic school ex-chaplain accused of endangering students

Oct. 2, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) — A former chaplain at a Roman Catholic prep school in northern New Jersey faces criminal charges for engaging in “a pattern of behavior” that threatened the welfare of six students, prosecutors said. Salvatore DiStefano, 61, who had been chaplain at the all-boys Oratory...

Reno high school closed after 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Oct. 1, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Catholic high school in western Nevada has kept its campus closed this week after two students tested positive for COVID-19. Bishop Manogue Catholic High School notified parents on Sunday that all students will now be distance learning, after some began attending in-person classes on...

Diocese declines offer to open schools in orange counties

Sep. 25, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston won't accept Gov. Jim Justice’s offer to allow private and religious schools to reopen in orange counties if students and staff get tested for the new coronavirus. Diocese spokesman Tom Bishop gave several reasons for the decision,...

Lawsuit: Catholic school principal fired for reporting abuse

Sep. 18, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former principal at a West Virginia Catholic high school has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against a diocese, alleging he was let go for reporting complaints of inappropriate contact involving a priest and for firing a football coach. Former Parkersburg Catholic High...

Tennessee school district will stop promoting Christianity

Sep. 15, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district that was sued last year by two atheist families for promoting Christianity has agreed to stop the practice, according to a consent decree filed in federal court in Nashville on Monday. In the consent decree, the Smith County School District admitted that...