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.


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

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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