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Sunday, March 19, 2017

DASD board president addresses petition against school closures

By Elaine Haskins
Tri-County Sunday

DuBOIS — A petition with more than 600 signatures from residents expressing their opposition to the DuBois Area School Board regarding a proposal to close Luthersburg, Sykesville and Penfield Elementary Schools was addressed by President Patty Fish at Thursday’s meeting.

The petition was presented to the board by concerned citizen Glenn Schuckers, of Luthersburg, at its Feb. 23 meeting.

“I had a chance to look at the 600 signatures that were on the petitions,” said Fish, noting that she wanted to share some of her observations. Read more...

Since late last year, directors have been discussing the possibility of closing Penfield, Sykesville and Luthersburg Elementary Schools for the 2017-18 school year.

If the board would ultimately choose to close the three schools, Penfield students would be integrated between Oklahoma and Juniata elementary schools in DuBois, Sykesville students into C.G. Johnson in Reynoldsville and Luthersburg into Wasson Elementary in DuBois.

A special board meeting for the purpose of making a final decision on whether to close three of its seven elementary schools will be held at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Administrative Center on Liberty Boulevard in DuBois.


Anonymous said...

Why are they closing the schools? Because of money.
Maybe the petition- people should just donate and pay more money to keep the schools open. Also find competent teachers who will work for less. (good luck)

Anonymous said...

The school board should have presented the past ten years of enrollment with amount spent.
It would be an eye opener to see how costs
have increased each year.