MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - The Mahanoy Area Middle School will be no more in the 2017-2018 school year. The Mahanoy Area School Board approved a resolution to reconfigure the school district into a two-school district, with a K-6 Elementary and a 7-12 Junior/Senior High School.
This change comes in response to falling enrollment - 260 students in the past 10 years - and under-utilization of district facilities, according to district Superintendent Joie Green.
Mahanoy Area was one of six school districts in Schuylkill County with a middle school, and was the smallest district of that group. The other two schools in upper Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Valley and North Schuylkill, have Junior/Senior High Schools.
In other business, the Mahanoy Area School Board approved the following: