Past and Future Senate Presidents Support #SaveMarian Effort

FRAMINGHAM -In separate statements, Thomas Birmingham, former Massachusetts Senate President and an author of the 1993 Education Reform Act, and future Senate President Karen Spilka have confirmed their support for the effort to keep Marian High School open.

“Schools like Marian High School don’t just prepare students for college. They are also in a unique position to instill character and leadership through a faith-based educational model,” said former Senate President Birmingham. “I am grateful that I was able to attend Catholic schools and fully support the efforts to keep Marian High School in operation.”

Senator Karen Spilka, who will assume the Senate presidency this July, said “Marian High School has been a valuable asset for students and families in the Framingham area for over half a century, providing high-quality education and a small, personal learning environment. I am proud to support Save Marian ‘s efforts to convene parents, students, alumni and community
leaders to find ways to sustain this wonderful community resource.”

On April 3, the President of the school announced that Marian High’s Board of Trustees voted to close the school due to declining enrollment and fiscal challenges. Marian is the only co-ed parochial high school between Brighton and Shrewsbury and closing it would leave a vast void.

Marian is a small, private Catholic high school that has a close-knit community and has been in existence for more than 60 years.  Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, heroic astronaut and teacher; Congressman Jim Moran; and Boston College football star and Super Bowl champion Peter Cronan, are among the 7,000 alumni of the school who have positively impacted our world.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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