Decision on Sixth Grade Transition Postponed

Posted February 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm by

Deci­sion on Sixth Grade Tran­si­tion Post­poned until March Board Meeting

The deci­sion by the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors on whether or not to move the sixth grade from the Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School to Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School will be post­poned until the reg­u­lar school board meet­ing sched­uled for March 29, 2017.

At the Jan­u­ary 18, 2017 spe­cial school board meeting/public hear­ing, the ele­men­tary staff made a pre­sen­ta­tion to the board in favor of the move, cit­ing sup­port­ive research in ped­a­gogy and issues of crowd­ing in the ele­men­tary school. The Board is request­ing infor­ma­tion on the impact to the 2017–2018 school year bud­get before mak­ing a final decision.

The deci­sion process is com­pound­ed by the uncer­tain­ty of state fund­ing to be received by the dis­trict in the next two years. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion is need­ed for dis­trict staff to pro­vide a clear finan­cial pro­jec­tion to the board.

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