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Our Lady of Lourdes announces merger

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -

In a few months the hallways of Our Lady of Lourdes School will be empty. The school isn't going away completely. They announced Monday they will be merging with St. Anne-Pacelli School beginning next year.

The school has been having some financial troubles. Although the outcome is not what they have hoped for, they are going to do whatever it takes to make the transition as smooth as possible.

"We're [going to] see what the needs are of parents. If it's a transportation need, we'll work as a transition team to try to address those needs," said Diana Hankins, Our Lady of Lourdes Principal. 

St. Anne-Pacelli, located off Box Road, is about 8 miles away from Our Lady of Lourdes which is located on Torch Hill Road. 

Hankins says they are supportive of the merge because it will present a lot of opportunities for students. "I think it's going to give them opportunities that we can't give them here. That's truly why we are very supportive of this merge. The thing that we're looking at most positively is that it's going to offer opportunities for our children."

Hankins adds the money they raised over the past few months has been put into a separate account, and they will get with parents and staff to decide what to do with the money.

The transition team met for the first time at Our Lady of Lourdes School Monday evening. 

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