(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: 'You Can’t Even React': CPD Says One Group Is Responsible For At Least 12 Armed Robberies
“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: 1 Man, 1 Child Shot In Dolton
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: Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?
Nothing will go into effect until the 2016 school year.