Lehigh Valley Christian finds home in Catasauqua

Full story: The Morning Call

Seeking to expand its cramped facilities -- and recruiting potential -- Lehigh Valley Christian High School will move from its 30-year east Allentown home to the former Lincoln Middle School in Catasauqua .
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Mark

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Now that is a good story for a change. Lincoln will stay a school.
chs 1977

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Jul 17, 2009
 
As a former student of Catasauqua I am glad to see that Lincoln Middle School will remain a school.
Truth

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Bad neighborhood they are moving into.
JOHN

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Did they get a building inspector before they leased it??
Bill

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Congratulations. I wish you great success. Maybe the Catholic schools should consider going 'charter'. It seems like an interesting way to get public money for religious schools.
chs 1992

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Jul 17, 2009
 
as another former student, i too am glad that they will be using lincoln as a school.
Bill

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Jul 17, 2009
 
I may have to retract my previous post. Is the LVCHS a charter school? Anyone?
Old timer

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Is wasn't safe for the children of Catasauqua, we needed a "new" school built in another community, but is safe for children in the LVCHS. Just another blunder on the part of the CATASAUQUA SCHOOL BOARD. After all, they still think this is the millionaire town....just check our school taxes....we all be taxed out of town before long!
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Jul 17, 2009
 
Answer to Bill...No, Lehigh Valley Christian High School is not a charter school and does not get one dime from "public money." It is a private, christian high school, funded by the parents who send their children there. These parents also fund their local school districts through their school taxes.
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Answer to Old Timer:

The Catasauqua Area School Board has NOTHING to do with a private high school moving into Lincoln middle school...which the Catty school district DOES NOT OWN...it SOLD the building.

The building of a new high school for Catty in another area is a whole other can of worms that has nothing to do with this private transaction.
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Old timer wrote:
Is wasn't safe for the children of Catasauqua, we needed a "new" school built in another community, but is safe for children in the LVCHS. Just another blunder on the part of the CATASAUQUA SCHOOL BOARD. After all, they still think this is the millionaire town....just check our school taxes....we all be taxed out of town before long!
The new school was built because of space issues at the high school. They then moved the middle school kids to the old high school & SOLD the middle school. None of that was done because of the safety of the children at Lincoln. I never felt unsafe while there.
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Jul 17, 2009
 
catasauqua area sd does not own the building anymore so what is the lease agreement with casd that they are talking about in the article? was it a misprint?
Alletnown resident

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Bill wrote:
Congratulations. I wish you great success. Maybe the Catholic schools should consider going 'charter'. It seems like an interesting way to get public money for religious schools.
They are not going charter they are looking to rent the current building to a charter school the christian high school is an over priced school with non qualified teachers.....some of them who have had nervous break downs in the school and locked them selves in rooms...
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Jul 17, 2009
 
JOHN wrote:
Did they get a building inspector before they leased it??
doubt it....all the parents can look forward to an increase in tuition right now it is 6,700 a year plus a tech fee of 75 plus a family assessment fee then if your student needs extra help you pay for that as well so all of this will increase i am sure......because it is a religious school not all the teachers are certified through pa dept of edu.....
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Jul 17, 2009
 
ha ha wrote:
catasauqua area sd does not own the building anymore so what is the lease agreement with casd that they are talking about in the article? was it a misprint?
Use of fields and possibly other facilites.
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Jul 17, 2009
 
Alletnown resident wrote:
<quoted text>doubt it....all the parents can look forward to an increase in tuition right now it is 6,700 a year plus a tech fee of 75 plus a family assessment fee then if your student needs extra help you pay for that as well so all of this will increase i am sure......because it is a religious school not all the teachers are certified through pa dept of edu.....
It is going to need a new roof and there is no air conditioning.
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Jul 17, 2009
 
Old timer wrote:
Is wasn't safe for the children of Catasauqua, we needed a "new" school built in another community, but is safe for children in the LVCHS. Just another blunder on the part of the CATASAUQUA SCHOOL BOARD. After all, they still think this is the millionaire town....just check our school taxes....we all be taxed out of town before long!
Old Timer:

Drive pass the new high school. There are fields for various activities, and a beautiful facility that Lehigh Valley Christian High School could only dream about. Since you are an oldtimer, then when the old Catty high was built, you benefitted from that buidling and when Lincoln Gym was built, you and the people benefitted from that facility. Now there is a new generation and 50 years from now there may be a need to replace the Catty Middle School. The land is already at the high school if there is that need. Let the younger people enjoy the new facilities as you enjoyed the new (old Catty High) and Lincoln Gym. If we always refered back to the old times, we would still be using the trolley car.
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It is going to need a new roof and there is no air conditioning.
if im not mistaken the newer addition is air conditioned.
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It is going to need a new roof and there is no air conditioning.
guess they double their tuition
Eyes Wide Opened

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Jul 17, 2009
 
Doesn't the man that owns the old folks home in the area own this building and a family member is trying to take over a church and sueing with attorney John Karoly. This just seems a little humorous to me all the while infecting this area withthe bad apples.

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