The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has
released a comprehensive update on the first six months of implementation of
"Lighting the Way: A Vision for Catholic Schools."
The Vision, which was
unveiled last August, details an array of initiatives to ensure a strong,
vibrant future for the 114 Catholic schools of the Archdiocese.
"Catholic schools are an essential part
of the culture of southern Ohio," noted Catholic School Superintendent Dr. Jim
Rigg. "Since the Vision was released, we have worked tirelessly on the dozens
of initiatives designed to ensure a bright future."
The update describes these efforts,
focusing on several key components of the Vision. Details include progress on
introducing a strong series of instructional standards based upon the Common
Core, a Leadership Academy for New Principals, new programs to nurture the
religious and faith formation of the schools, new efforts to market to potential
families, and a nine-step process for guiding critical changes in schools, such
as openings, closures, and consolidations. The update also describes planning
for the first-ever Archdiocesan tuition assistance source, seeded by a capital
campaign in 2015.