(CBS) — Archbishop Blase Cupich has put Catholic school educators on notice: buckle down and create a merger plan or he’ll do it himself.

He wants half a dozen schools struggling with low enrollment to make up a pilot program.

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“We picked six school, we felt really could benefit from this,” Cupich said. “They’re gonna help us put in a program that will I think have a big impact.”

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The six schools are:

  • St. Constance, 5841 W. Strong St.
  • St. Cornelius, 5252 N. Long Ave.
  • Our Lady of Victory, 4434 N. Laramie Ave.
  • St. Pascal, 6143 W. Irving Park Rd.
  • St. Tarcissus, 6040 W. Ardmore Ave.
  • St. Thecla, 6323 N. Newcastle Ave.
  • In the next few weeks, leaders at the schools will decide if they want to join the program or go on their own.

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    Nothing will go into effect until the 2016 school year.