The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

We love you, Latham School - Community celebration is May 31


May 23, 2019

Roy C. Andrews/University of Oregon Library

Latham School, 1912.

Latham School's long story has reached its last chapter.

The current building dates back to 1922, but the large cost to bring the deteriorating building up to grade, along with declining student enrollment, made the decision – which had loomed for several years –  inevitable. The South Lane School Board decided to close Latham School.

Described as the "Little Big School," Latham has had legions of families swear by the close-knit, intimate school community. My neighbor's granddaughter had not been successful in several South Lane schools until she landed at Latham, where she blossom...

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