Pomona : Last Week to Save School

Parents of children attending Central Christian School have one week to more than double the enrollment to keep the small private school open in the fall.

Officials for Central Baptist Church notified parents last week that it was no longer financially feasible to continue operating the school, which provides instruction to 81 students from kindergarten to sixth grade.

Another 127 students are needed for the school to break even, church officials said. Tuition is $165 a month.

Founded in 1970, the school at its peak had 450 students in kindergarten through high school.

Parents, upset by the news, have begun handing out flyers in parking lots, supermarkets and door-to-door in an effort to attract more students, said Ginger Lee, whose 6-year-old daughter has attended the school for two years. They have until June 25 to boost the enrollment.

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