School Closings And Delays

Tunkhannock School District to Reconsolidate Schools

TUNKHANNOCK — A school district in Wyoming County has voted to move forward with a plan that reconfigures and consolidates all buildings for the 2018-2019 school year.

A school board member confirmed Thursday the school board’s decision to move ahead with “Option 6” — consolidating all outlying elementary school buildings and reconfiguring the grade set up.

Currently, the plan is outlined as followed:

  • Kindergarten through Second Grade: the building currently known as Roslund
  • Third through Sixth Grades: the current middle school building
  • Seventh Grade Academy: the current Administration building
  • Eighth through Twelfth Grades: at the current high school, potentially utilizing the “School within a School” model for 8th and 9th grades.

While the district announced that there have been no formal plans in regards to the use of the three outlying elementary buildings, they hope “to find methods to repurpose them that would maintain district ownership and community enrichment, if possible.”

The Tunkhannock Area School Board meets next Thursday, March 30, to discuss the next steps in the process.

6 comments

  • Nick

    Sense their closing down schools buildings they should drop school taxes also, they have been raising them for the last 4 years.

  • Laurie P.

    What about the agreement between Tunkhannock and Mehoopany (from when Mehoopany joined the school district) that there would always be a school in Mehoopany. That issue came up before they decided to build the new school.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      You think those agreements matter? Hahaha, my dear peasant. The school board giveth, the school board taketh away.

      They can sell YOU FRIGGIN HOUSE if you don’t pay the tax levied by them.

      It’s a totally insane system

      FLAT TAX!!!

    • GrammarIsImportant

      Promises made decades ago when schools cost so much less to run are unrealistic to expect a district to stand behind. Your school (TASD) spent its way into this position, with voter/taxpayer acceptance, and now it has to figure out a way to save itself.

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