The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo plans to announce its school revitalization plan, which is expected to include some school closures, on Wednesday.
Bishop Richard J. Malone, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo; Carol Kostyniak, secretary of Catholic education for the diocese; and Sister Carol Cimino, superintendent of Catholic schools, will make the announcement at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Notre Dame Academy in South Buffalo.
The plan is likely to include sweeping changes that will affect elementary schools across Western New York, including those in suburbs like Amherst, Lancaster, Orchard Park and Hamburg. It is part of what Catholic school officials say is the broadest and most intensive review of elementary education in the eight counties of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Diocesan spokesperson Kevin Keenan said additional details about the announcement will come next week.