Chapter 8 from my novel, “The Junior High.”

Chapter 8- the beginning of the end.   Sadly, the demise of Kakiat JHS came about slowly over its life of 40 years. From 1960 to 1975 the school enrollment increased from 600 students to 1600 by 1975. After that year the enrollment began to drop a steady 50-100 students a year. This was not only evident in Kakiat JHS but across the entire East Ramapo School district school district. The reasons were many. Parents were having fewer children in this period of time than they were in previous generations. The local Jewish schools called “Yeshivas,” were increasing at the … Continue reading Chapter 8 from my novel, “The Junior High.”