Financial Problems Force Day School in New York to Close

The Solomon Schechter day high school in Flushing was unable to open this month because of financial problems, the first school in the Conservative-sponsored day school movement to discontinue operations, according to Dr. Morton Siegel, director of the education department of the United Synagogue of America.

Dr. Siegel said that of the 66 students enrolled in the Flushing school, 10 registered in the Brandeis School in Lawrence, N.Y., a Solomon Schechter school, and most of the others in Orthodox day schools in the area. He said only a few registered in public high schools. The $2 million Flushing school building, which was opened last year, is expected to be sold.

Dr. Siegel emphasized that the primary day school, of which the defunct school was a part, is operating successfully. Asked where graduates of other elementary Schechter schools in Queens would go, he replied there were other Solomon Schechter high schools they could attend.

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