Catholic Schools
1:12 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Cincinnati Archdiocese debuts vision for schools

With students about to head back to classes, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is laying out its vision for the future.

This is the first-ever unified education plan for the 114-school diocese.

Superintendent Jim Rigg outlines the Archdiocese's vision as students from St. Vivian School listen.

Superintendent Jim Rigg says preserving the Catholic identity is a top priority.

“Success looks like a high quality, authentically Catholic school that is affordable and accessible to all. So, schools that achieve their mission in conveying the Catholic faith to the children that attend. Schools that achieve high performance and academic excellence and are innovative in what they’re providing. And schools that represent faithful management of financial and operational resources,” he says,

Catholic school enrollment continues to decline. The archdiocese says it's using $3.5 million in reserve funds to help make tuition more affordable to a wider population.

Changes will be made incrementally. Rigg says the only immediate difference for students could be some extra enthusiasm from teachers and administrators.