Lewiston School Board wants to move 9th graders to the high school

Lewiston School Board wants to move 9th graders to the high school
LEWISTON, ID - The state of Idaho recognizes children grades 9 through 12 as being high school students.

However Lewiston High School doesn't start until sophomore year. That’s something the Lewiston School Board wants to transition away from.

The steps toward a comprehensive 9 through 12 high school were laid out on the table, at the Lewiston Board of Directors work session meeting tonight. The Board agreed that the foundation of the process is the program benefits, but there's also the issue of not having enough space in the building for a whole new group of students.

"What will come hand-in-hand with that is discussion of facilities,” said Lewiston School Board Member Brad Rice. “Whether that means re-model, whether that means build a new high school or whether that means keeping the status quo and figuring out a way to incorporate those ninth graders."

The Board discussed the best possible way to get the public involved and agreed to have two public meetings. However the dates for those meetings have not been finalized.