Update- December 3- 2012- Liberty High School has been closed by the Southern Tioga School District-
Here is the article-
Southern Tioga County, PA- August 13, 2012
The Southern Tioga County School Board has quietly voted 5 to 4 to close one of the three High Schools currently in the Southern Tioga School District. Mansfield High School will be unaffected by this decision, meaning this will be the last year of existence for either Liberty High School or North Penn High School.
While the School Board approved work on the North Penn High School in Blossburg, the decision does not guarantee the High School will exist in August 2013, when the decision is set to take effect. Whether North Penn High School or Liberty High School close, one of these communities will be missing a vital part of their community.2
The Tioga Freedomist will be running editorials on the pros and cons of this move, but we most want to hear from the parents and students of Liberty and Blossburg on how they feel about potentially seeing their respective High Schools close.
From the Minutes of the School Board meeting, here is the item that reveals the seminal decision this school board just made:
Aug 13, 2012 – Regular Board Meeting
4. Action Items
4.8 Process to Close a School – Roll Call
4.8.1 The Board of School Directors authorizes the Administration to advertise, schedule and hold a public hearing pursuant to 24 P.S. Section 7-780 on the question of the closure of either North Penn High School or Liberty High School and the Liberty Elementary School building effective for the 2013-2014 school year.
Give us your opinions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you are a parent or student of either Liberty High School or North Penn High School. Your responses will get top priority. We will post responses on TiogaFreedomist.com and print some of the responses in our next issue (August 29th edition) of the Tioga Freedomist.