In addition, Seton Academy Principal Sister Helen Hermann and Seton Catholic Principal Catherine Russell sit on the council as nonvoting members.
‘WE’RE ALL ONE’
The schools continue to maintain their own operating budgets and administration, Hay said, adding that the merger was not a cost-cutting measure and has resulted in no reductions in staff.
Both schools, he noted, are well positioned financially and academically, with Seton Catholic boasting a 90 percent passing rate on most Regents exams in 2011-12 and 91 percent of Seton Academy students earning a score of 3 or 4 on New York State English-language arts and math exams in that same academic year.
Hay added that 100 percent of Seton Catholic seniors graduated and went on to college last June.
“We’re all one, and it’s a really strong system right now,” he said.
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