LASD discusses budget; honors staff and students


At Monday’s school board meeting, Littlestown Area School District (LASD) Superintendent Christopher Bigger said the capital project was ongoing and that two feasibility studies had been completed. Crabtree Rohrbaugh conducted one study in 2015 and RLPS architects recently completed a second. Bigger said both studies arrived at the same conclusion regarding the Maple Avenue Middle

LASD moves forward on school construction, shares “Thunderbolts Thrive in the World” program


At the Littlestown Area School District’s (LASD) school board’s work session on Monday, members were given a presentation on the progress of the capital project that would merge the Maple Avenue Middle School and the Littlestown High School. Christopher Linkey and Andrew Blayton, representatives from RLPS Architects who are drawing plans, presented a timeline of

LASD considers a policy on challenges to its reading materials


School district policy was the topic of discussion at Monday’s Littlestown Area School District (LASD) board meeting. The board discussed the approval for the first reading of Policy 109 which focuses on the procedure the board will apply to reviewing educational materials used in the classrooms and libraries of each building when there is a

LASD Rescinds Bigger’s Resignation, studies new school designs


Although the Littlestown Area School District board of directors had reluctantly accepted it just weeks before, it gladly and unanimously approved a retraction of the resignation of Superintendent Christopher Bigger on Sept. 20. Bigger said there had been developments that changed his plans to take a position in Washington D.C. The LASD board voted unanimously

LASD will purchase comprehensive mental health program

Director of Pupil Services Carolyn Fiascki presented the pilot program for a Comprehensive School Based Mental Health System to the LASD Board on Monday. The program, which will cost over $.5 million for the first year, will provide access to mental health services for students, staff, and parents within the district and be paid for

LASD Adopts 2021-22 Budget with 3 Percent Tax Increase

The Board of the Littlestown Area School District approved the 2021-2022 fiscal year final budget. The budget includes all staffing, program, and activity needs of the school district, as well as the need to put aside money to fund future Capital Projects. The budget calls for a 3.0% tax increase to help fund the district’s

LHS celebrates its graduates [with slideshow]

The Class of 2021 at Littlestown High School (LHS) graduated on Friday, June 4, 2021 at a ceremony held in the new Thunderbolt Stadium. The class included 151 graduates. The 2020-2021 school year brought challenges and new ways of learning as this second class of COVID pandemic students moved toward their diplomas. The class of

On a split vote, LASD approves 3 percent tax increase for 2021-22

The Littlestown Area School District board of directors has approved a 3 percent tax increase for the 2021-2022 budget year on a split vote. The budget motion passed with Dolores Nester, Robert Hahn, Melinda Jones, Brian Lawyer, Carl Thompson, and Yancy Unger voting to pass the budget, and Jennifer McClay, Jeanne Ewen, and Shari Kruger

LASD Awards Student Achievement; Approves Capital Projects

The Littlestown Area School District Board has approved repairs and upgrades to be made at the Alloway Creek Elementary School (ACES) and the Littlestown High School (LHS) during the 2021-2022 school year. ACES will get needed cosmetic repairs including regrading and reseeding of the grass areas between the playground and the school building.  The existing

LASD Considers Extra School Days; Reconsiders Hybrid Learning

The Littlestown Area School District Board members gave a reluctant and nearly unanimous aye vote to accept the resignation of the district’s Business Manager, Michael Statler on Monday evening, February 22, 2021. The dissenting votes were cast to express sorrow at Statler’s departure. Statler was hired to his position with the school district six and