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The Old School

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by: Joseph Klapatch
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Publication Date: May 3, 2015
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 208
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781633187276

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Book Synopsis
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. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned two elementary schools. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.

This book is a combination local history book and a memoir. There is a narrative that comes to a climax when the schools are condemned. Historical information and personal accounts describe how the school district got into that situation, and how the problems were ultimately resolved.

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United States Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN): 2015907858
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