Rockville Centre—Ursuline Sister Joanne Callahan, Diocesan
Superintendent of Schools, is recognized as an official with authority
to respond to Revenue Procedure (75-50) which was published in the
Internal Revenue Bulletin dated December 8, 1975.
In conformity with the IRS regulation, notice is hereby given that
the schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre admit students of any
race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
accorded or made available to students at the schools and that the
schools do not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of
their education policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic
and other school-administered programs.
Sister Joanne further explained that the very notion of racial
discrimination is diametrically opposed to the concept of Christian
communities that our schools strive to be. She also pointed out that
our Catholic schools have always welcomed and have been enriched by
students from various ethnic groups.