GAR Added To Consolidated High School Plan

August 8, 2018

PLAINS TWP. - The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board on Tuesday voted to add GAR High School into the new consolidated high school slated to be built in Plains Twp.

Previously, the school’s plan was to merge Coughlin and Meyers high schools.The vote was 6-3 to add GAR during the meeting at Solomon/Plains Junior High School.

Board members who voted no said that didn’t have enough time to review the idea.

The Rev. Shawn Walker made the motion at the conclusion of the meeting and some board members appeared to be caught off guard.

The Rev. Walker said Department of Education officials green lighted the proposal.

“It’s a wonderful night in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District,” board member Ned Evans said prior to voting yes.

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