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PARENTS CAN'T AFFORD CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPTION

I am responding to a letter from the Diocese of Buffalo about using Catholic schools to ease overcrowding in public schools. Some parents of children who are attending a public school would like to send their children to a Catholic school but find the tuition costs are just too high.

My children went through two Catholic school closings. In the past five years the cost jumped from $400 to $1,200 per child. Parents with more than one child just cannot afford that much of an increase.

If you belong to a Catholic Church, but not the church where your children are attending school, you will pay a non-member tuition.

If the Catholic Diocese can tell us parents how to pay the high cost, we would be more than happy to send our children to a Catholic school. The way it is now, you pay your bills and eat -- or you pay tuition.

ROMAN MORDACZ
Buffalo

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