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Clintonville Catholic School Trying to Avoid Closing

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CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (WTAQ) - A Clintonville school dealing with the rough economy may be forced to close, but not without the community and parents fighting to save it.

Officials at St. Rose-St. Mary Catholic School know the numbers, $350,000 is needed in the next few months or else the book will close. Parish Director Lincoln Wood says the school sent a letter home to parents last week explaining their situation in not being able to pay its 5 full-time and 4 part-time teachers. But parents, teachers and parish members have taken to Facebook and their own fundraising efforts.

Jennifer Wood, started a page on the social networking website Facebook, "1000 people who care about Catholic Education in Clintonville and Bear Creek."

So far they've gotten $10,000 in the first weekend. School is also working with the Green Bay Diocese, to try and keep the doors open.

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