As of 2015, the Keystone Central School District is the biggest geographic district in Pennsylvania. It covers municipalities in parts of Potter Counties, Clinton and Centre.
Nine individually elected board members govern the Keystone Central School District. The school district has several state recreational parks that offer camping and fishing opportunities. State game lands and hiking trails are also available. Cultural activities include art festivals, concerts and theater.
Lock Haven University is situated in the Keystone Central School District. Woodward, Renovo and Mill Hall are elementary schools in the district. Central Mountain middle school and Bucktail high school are also located within the Keystone Central School District. The district encourages students, staff, faculty and parents to respect one another.
The district’s curricular offerings include honors and advanced placement courses as well as opportunities for dual enrollment. The district uses the federal 21st Century funds to provide summer programming and after-school tutoring for students. The district tries to identify students with learning disabilities so that it makes sure they receive special education and related services.
The level of poverty in the Keystone Central School District is so high that the schools offer from 40 to 90 percent free and reduced lunch. Many big employers such as Hammermill Paper Company and Piper Airplane have left the district. However, the increase in the support services for the energy industry is supposed to create more jobs for skilled laborers.