A look back: Jan. 9, 1973
The Lehighton Area School Board decided last night it will look into an addition to the Franklin Township Elementary School due to population growth in that area.
School board members agreed there was growth in the student population in the township area, and the addition may take the form of a second story on the present structure.
The board plans to consult Wolf Hendricks and Associates, an Allentown architectural firm, to determine the feasibility of adding either a second floor or expanding the present building horizontally.
The discussion grew from a request by the Franklin Township Joint School Authority to repair the roof of the existing building.