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Saint Francis alumni meet and are still hopeful


    Randall Yee, chairman of the Saint Francis board of directors, spoke Thursday during an alumni meeting at the school in Manoa. Yee said the total budget for the school from grades pre-K to 12 is about $5 million annually. The school will save $2 million annually by eliminating the upper six grades.


    “It caught us off-guard. It’s a sad situation. … The thought that keeps coming to us is why didn’t they let us know sooner, because if they did, we would have helped. We want to try and help … save it.”

    Sister Frances Therese Souza

    1961 Saint Francis graduate

Despite the news of its upper grades closing at the end of the school year, Saint Francis School alumni remain hopeful they might be able to save the 94-year-old institution. Read more

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