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Archdiocese Releases School Vision Update

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2013

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has released a comprehensive update on the first six months of implementation of “Lighting the Way: A Vision for Catholic Schools.” The Vision, which was unveiled last August, details an array of initiatives to ensure a strong, vibrant future for the 114 Catholic schools of the Archdiocese.

“Catholic schools are an essential part of the culture of southern Ohio,” noted Catholic School Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg. “Since the Vision was released, we have worked tirelessly on the dozens of initiatives designed to ensure a bright future.”

The update describes these efforts, focusing on several key components of the Vision. Details include progress on introducing a strong series of instructional standards based upon the Common Core, a Leadership Academy for New Principals, new programs to nurture the religious and faith formation of the schools, new efforts to market to potential families, and a nine-step process for guiding critical changes in schools, such as openings, closures, and consolidations. The update also describes planning for the first-ever Archdiocesan tuition assistance source, seeded by a capital campaign in 2015.

“Over the past six months, substantial progress has been made on all fronts,” Rigg reported. “We are beginning to realize our ultimate goal: To provide a top-notch, welcoming, authentically Catholic education for all families who wish to come.”

To view the update, visit www.catholiccincinnati.org/education/lighting_the_way.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the seventh largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 214 parishes and 114 Catholic primary and secondary schools.