Pomeroy considers moving sixth-grade into high school

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POMEROY — The School Board will hold a community forum 7 p.m. Monday to consider moving sixth-grade classes to the district’s high school.

Kindergarten through sixth grade is currently taught in the elementary school, with grades seven-12 housed in the high school.

Pomeroy Superintendent Doug LaMunyan said the district is considering moving sixth-graders to allow their teachers to teach additional courses at the high school.

“Looking at out staffing scenarios and people teaching what they’re teaching right now, there’s a possibility of opening up some curriculum offerings at the high school,” he said.

Sixth-graders also compete with seventh- and eighth-graders in district athletics.

LaMunyan said the district hoped to gauge community member responses at the meeting before proceeding with any decision.

A regular school board meeting will follow the forum.

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