Here are the current numbers of home and cyber-schooled students in our local districts:

Jim Thorpe: 19 home schooled; 82 cyber schooled.

Lehighton: 20 home schooled and 71 cyber/charter schooled students

Palmerton: 28 home schooled; 67 cyber schooled

Panther Valley: 8 home schooled; 69 cyber schooled students.

Tamaqua: 26 home schooled; 48 cyber schooled students.

Weatherly: 12 home schooled;11 cyber schooled.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provided the numbers of home schooled students in 1998-99:

Jim Thorpe:17

Lehighton:19

Palmerton: 20

Panther Valley:18

Tamaqua: 51

Weatherly: 7