Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 3, 2019 Fighting to stay alive Pope John XXIII High School hosts alumni rally to keep school open By Christopher Roberson W ith their backs against the wall, the administrators at Pope John XXIII High School must raise $500,000 by May 23 to avoid closing at the end of the school year. However, the school’s alumni and scores of donors have answered the call. As a result, approximately $50,000 had been raised as of April 29. “It is a realistic goal, I’m absolutely convinced we can do it,” Head of School Carl DiMaiti said FIGHTING | SEE PAGE 15 Pope John XXIII High School’s Head of School, Carl DiMaiti, said he is “absolutely convinced” that the required $500,000 will be raised to keep the school open. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson) State Rep. Joseph McGonagle said he will be working with Attorney General Maura Healey to file a lawsuit against International Residence Management for failing to uphold its funding agreement.

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