May 7, 2009
A Newark Catholic school is still trying
to offer affordable education
Since 2007, Christ the King Preparatory School in Newark has offered families an affordable Catholic high school education by having local businesses pay the school for students' office work one day a week. But the economic downturn is complicating school officials' efforts to sign up businesses at $25,000 a year, an amount that covers four students each working for the business one day a week. The school is part of the national 22-school Christ the King, or Cristo Rey, network of schools.