Business joins Coonabarabran school battle [CNAU]

Jun 24, '09 5:00 pm
Coonabarabran’s business community has joined parents to fight to save the town’s only Catholic high school, scheduled for closure due to falling enrolments.

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Concerned parent Michelle Bolte says if the school closes it is estimated 27 families will move away.

abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/24/2606942.htm?site=centralwest

Is this realistic? I am unfamiliar with Australia, much less New South Wales, but from a map it appear the nearest towns of similar size ( population 2600) are 100 km away. Assuming these other towns are able to support a Catholic school, when Coonabarabran was not, it would still entail a sizable disruption of a family’s life (finding jobs, a home, friends, etc).

How many families would be willing to move so far simply to find a Catholic secondary school?

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