The Old School

The Old School In in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania the Dickson City Olyphant and Throop school districts merged to become the Mid Valley School District Soon afterward plans were m

  • Title: The Old School
  • Author: Joseph Peter Klapatch
  • ISBN: 9781633187276
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1969, in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Dickson City, Olyphant, and Throop school districts merged to become the Mid Valley School District Soon afterward plans were made to build the new Mid Valley Junior Senior High School The plans were put on hold indefinitely The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementaryIn 1969, in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Dickson City, Olyphant, and Throop school districts merged to become the Mid Valley School District Soon afterward plans were made to build the new Mid Valley Junior Senior High School The plans were put on hold indefinitely The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City and ordered them closed Some residents wanted a new school built others wanted the old schools renovated Lively debate ensued This book has two parts, History and Memoir The History part of the book consists of factual data about the schools of Olyphant from 1855 through 1969 This is background information for the Memoir part of the book This is a narrative about the author s public school education starting in 1969 with kindergarten, and concluding with graduation in 1982 He also includes an Epilogue with a snapshot of the current status of items discussed thebookpatch BookStore

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    1. I am the author of this book.I wrote this book to document my public school education in the Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1970s. When I was in seventh grade, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned two school buildings in the district. The official notice was given during afterschool band practice. I provide background information to let the reader know how the school district got to that point. I then discuss the implications and what was [...]

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