Colleen Kotrba
Colleen Kotrba
GRANTS PASS — Of the 39 students in St. Anne School here, 28 receive need-based tuition assistance. The school serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

“The biggest factor in families leaving before the student reaches fifth grade is a lack of finances,” Principal Colleen Kotrba wrote in a letter to parish families. “And many of our families sacrifice much in order to send children.”

Kotrba said the school wants never to turn anyone away for lack of funds. She appealed to families of the parish to contribute to an endowment. The school is hoping for $25,000.