The validity of PhDs earned by a superintendent, librarian and counselor employed by the Jim Thorpe Area School District is being questioned by the school board. The three, from the Allentown (PA) area, were awarded doctorates from Kennedy-Western University, an online university whose degrees are considered invalid in several states. The three employees are being asked to pay back the more than $16,000 the district paid in tuition, to repay the extra salaries awarded after completing their degrees. The three are defending the validity of their degrees, and the librarian offered a 200-page dissertation as evidence. The matter may end up in arbitration. More here from the Morning Call.