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Classes Canceled

Herald of Sept. 7, 1972

First day classes for students in the Claysburg-Kimmel School district were canceled when the teachers did not accept the contract offered by the school board. Teachers picketed the school, and some students showed up to picket the teachers.

Spring Cove School District opened as scheduled after teachers voted to accept a new contract. Beginning teachers’ pay was increased by $600 to $6,900 a year. The maximum salary for teachers holding a bachelor’s degree was $11,100.

Dr. Clark W. Jeffries, a local dentist, was appointed chairman of the 1973 Martinsburg Community Fund...


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