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Montclair’s Immaculate Conception to stay open

7-16-14

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Montclair’s Immaculate Conception High School will stay open after organizers raised nearly $500,000.

The Archdiocese of Newark had planned to close the school, which had amassed $900,000 in debt.

Development director Celia Honohan tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1zIhNNV ) organizers reached out to former students across the nation to raise money and mobilized local events.

The school’s board of trustees now plans to use social media in a bid to increase enrollment, which was 168 last year. The building can handle nearly 400 students.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com