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Byline: Ronnie Polaneczky
June 12--"DESPITE." Of all the words in the totally depressing "important communique" from St. Blaise Regional Catholic School, that one word -- "despite" -- underscores why so many parents have rejected St. Blaise as the educational choice for their kids. Posted on the school's website on Friday, the letter, penned by East Falls and Manayunk parish priests, laments that just 155 students have registered for the 2012-13 academic year at St. Blaise. That's 95 fewer kids than the 250 needed to pay for teachers' salaries and programs come September.
Even though St. Blaise extended its enrollment deadline through May, the priests note, the number of registrants …