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District Office
1 West Broad Street
Suite 100
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 453-1344
Fax: (570) 459-3946
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

Capitol Office
47 East Wing,
Main Capitol
PO Box 202116
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2116
Phone: (717) 260-6136
Phone (Toll-Free): 855-282-0611

Fax: (717) 782-2921
Toohil Calls for Special Meeting of HASD School Board

HAZLETON – Due to the outcry from her constituents, State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today called for an immediate special meeting of the Hazleton Area School Board.

“The sole purpose of this meeting is to reconsider the vote to reduce kindergarten classes to half a day,” said Toohil. “The community is not prepared for this large cut to education. It will further diminish the education of an already impoverished and struggling group of children.”

Former school board members, Dr. Robert Childs and Elaine Maddon Curry, attended recent meetings advising against the cut to kindergarten.

“Working parents, day cares and other services are not prepared to cope with this massive reduction. Cutting kindergarten down to half a day will ensure that our children are further behind than ever before. Our current challenges will only worsen,” Toohil added. “In addition, because of the board’s decision, the amount of state funding the district is set to receive for next year’s budget will automatically be decreased based upon the new Basic Education Funding Formula.”

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136 /
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