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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

With the Leechburg Area School Board meeting coming up on July 10, I'm hoping the board members have paid attention and come to the realization that our district should not move to the Heritage Conference. I have attended every meeting since I learned of the plan to leave the WPIAL.

The facts are there.

We cannot make this move based simply because the varsity boys basketball coach doesn't want to play against Catholic schools, although we have clearly beaten them over the past 10 years.

Why would we want to drive on rural roads in the snow 60 miles one way at night in December, rather than face rush-hour traffic? And that's just to the opposing school, not on the return trip. This just sounds ridiculous.

I would love to see Leechburg celebrate its 100 years in the WPIAL, which would be my son's 10th grade year.

Melanie Knight


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