(CBS) — Santa Claus has been up on a Catholic school rooftop for a week and a half—raising enough money to keep St. Florian open.
St. Florian School principal Krista Wilkinson says $30,000 had been collected or pledged to the school in Hegewisch, with another $25,000 needed to reach its goal to try to stay open next year. The balance of the money came in Thursday night, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Heavy Rain, Possible Flood Watch
Santa Claus—otherwise known as Jesse Terrazas in real life—has been camping on the school’s roof to lead the fundraising effort.READ MORE: Ed's Tech Notes: Walgreens New Drone Delivery, Amazon New Pay Option, Facebook Rumored Rebrand
St. FLorian’s principal says another the school is so vital is because so many schools from Illinois and Northwest Indiana use its gym for basketball games.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Leg In West Rogers Park