Under Lehighton's long-range facilities plan, grades and buildings would be realigned. Here's how the plan would work:

Ÿ All built in 1954 East Penn, Franklin, and Mahoning Elementary Schools would service students in grades kindergarten through five. Those students in grades kindergarten through five who would have attended Shull-David Elementary School would instead attend the current middle school.

Ÿ The middle school building would become an elementary school for students in grades kindergarten through five as well as a sixth-grade center.

Ÿ Built in 1992, the current high school would be Lehighton Area Junior/Senior High School servicing students in grades 7 through 12.

Ÿ Shull-David Elementary School built in 1959 would be closed and hopefully sold. Potential buyers discussed during the presentation include Lehigh Carbon Community College, Blue Mountain Health System and Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21.

Ÿ The project also includes a new multipurpose stadium.

Another option

Ÿ Students in grades kindergarten through six attend East Penn, Franklin, and Mahoning Elementary Schools. Those students in grades kindergarten through six, who would have attended Shull-David Elementary School, would instead attend the current middle school.

Ÿ The current high school would serve as a junior/senior high school for students in grades 7 through 12. Again, Shull-David Elementary School would be closed.

Currently, students in grades kindergarten through four attend the four respective elementary schools; students in grades five through eight attend the middle school; and students in grades nine through 12 attend the high school.