Danville closes three
Facing a $2 million deficit, Danville closed Riverside, Mahoning-Cooper and Danville elementary schools in 2011, and transferred classes to Danville Primary School. Consolidating the schools were projected to save $700,000.
Shikellamy closed C.W. Rice and Sunbury middle schools in 2011 as a result of a $3.8 million spending plan shortage. The closings at the time were projected to save $800,000.
Line Mountain shuttered Dalmatia and Leck Kill elementary schools in 2013 and transferred classes to Trevorton Elementary, which was renamed Line Mountain Elementary School.
The cost to combine grades K-4 into Line Mountain Elementary and grades 5-12 into the junior-senior high school was projected at $7.4 million.
Directors said the cost to build new centralized school near Dalmatia would have been $8 million.
Representatives from the Danville, Line Mountain and Shikellamy school districts could not be reached for comment last week.