Teachers at St. Joseph Catholic High School tell KARK the bishop is giving them until Friday to meet their goal of roughly $300,000, moving their original deadline from April 30th to May 4th. The school's website shows they need $76,000 and teachers say they still need 11 more students to enroll for next year.
School officials are hoping to beat their fundraising goal, so they won't face closing again next year.
Just last year, another school in the area, St. Peter Catholic School, was forced to raise over $170,000 in 7 days to remain open. The school remains open right now, but is also struggling to maintain enrollment numbers.
Click here to read more about how both schools landed in fiscal distress. Also, click here to check out why teachers and students say the Catholic schools are an important option for people living in Pine Bluff.
For more about how to donate, visit St. Joseph Catholic School's website.