In a press release, Rev. Abel Mena, pastor of both the school and the catholic church, said an inability to pay school-related costs of $113,000 is the reason for the school closure.
"This sum of money greatly exceeds the payment capacities of both the school and St. Joseph Church
," the press release states.
could not be reached Monday for comment.
"For 57 years, St. Joseph School
has been forming students for responsible lives as family members, as students, as church members, and as responsible citizens," Mena
said in the press release.