St. Pius X Child Development Center will remain open, for now - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

St. Pius X Child Development Center will remain open, for now

The Catholic Diocese of Shreveport announced then changed its mind on closing Oct. 28 of St. Pius X Child Development Center on North Market Street . (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12) The Catholic Diocese of Shreveport announced then changed its mind on closing Oct. 28 of St. Pius X Child Development Center on North Market Street . (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12)
Bishop Michael Duca (Photo source: Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport) Bishop Michael Duca (Photo source: Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

St. Pius X Child Development Center will remain open after all, at least for now. 

That's the word from Bishop Michael Duca just one day after the closure was confirmed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport. 

However, word of the pending closure Oct. 28 prompted outcry from parents concerned about finding alternatives for their children's daycare on short notice and with few options in the area north of Shreveport. 

Now Duca says the diocese will re-evaluate. 

"And so I'm going to try to come back and do some due diligence and say that, after the first of the year, we'll revisit this and take a look at what direction we're going to go in as a parish and as a diocese."

The diocese had cited maintenance issues and related costs as the reasons for the closure and promised to help parents as they seek alternative daycare for their children. 

Since then, many parents and church members have offered financial support.

But Duca said the diocese must look at all the issues before it could accept such help and make a long-term commitment.

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