(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.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Shot On South Lawndale Released From Hospital
“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.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, 80s By End Of Week
The six schools are:
In the next few weeks, leaders at the schools will decide if they want to join the program or go on their own.MORE NEWS: MISSING: Kyrin Carter, 12, Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana
Nothing will go into effect until the 2016 school year.