Huntingdon-Parents and School Board Discuss Alternatives to School Closure

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Monday night the Huntingdon Area School Board postponed a vote that could close Southside Elementary School..
 
Tueday night parents and board members came together, to talk about what they can do to prevent that closure.
 
Amy Morder, parent of a Standing Stone Elementary Special Ed student says she’s concerned if Southside Elementary consolidated into the Standing Stone Elementary building for grades Kindergarten through Second grade, there wouldn’t be enough one on one help.
 
“With her learning differences I worry about the class size,” Morder said.
 
She’s also worried some students would have to spend an hour and a half on a bus every day.
 
Danyle Shea, President of the Board of Directors says good alternatives to consolidation were discussed at Tuesday night’s meeting.
 
“We have some people that would like to see, you know, cut athletics and maybe save some money that way, charging outside groups in order to use the gym let’s say,” Shea said.
 
President Shae says the board will decide soon on a date of a possible early November meeting open to the public.  That meeting would determine if there will be a 7-80 hearing in late November to vote on a Southside Elementary School closure.

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