Editor's note: As Hastings Catholic Schools celebrates 100 years, the Tribune looks at the schools' past, present and future. Today, in the last of three stories, we look at the challenges facing Catholic education.
The future of Hastings Catholic Schools looks bright, but it won't come without its challenges.
The Rev. Tom Brouillette, superintendent of schools, said he believes that with the continued involvement of parents, students, faculty and alumni, HCS will only continue to thrive.
"I would say some of the challenges facing us are being able to offer as much as we can on the limited resources that we have, yet at the same time recognizing the excellence that happens is a bright spot," he said. "It's the way it is here. It's part of the culture. We don't know how we do all that but for the grace of God, but it happens."
Hastings Catholic Schools is funded through tuition, fundraising and funds from the St. Cecilia and St. Michael's parishes with none of the tax dollars or state funding public schools receive.