(Lander, Wyo.) – Tomorrow morning the Fremont County School District 1 Board of Education will get a presentation from a taskforce that has been charged with looking into the future of Pathfinder High School.
PHS is the district’s alternative high school, and it is currently located out of the old North Elementary building.
The taskforce is expected to present seven different options tomorrow ranging from keeping PHS as independent as possible to closing PHS and absorbing the students into LVHS to converting PHS into a charter school.
According to the report provided to the board, the majority of the taskforce (5 of 7) prefer the idea of keeping PHS fully independent with its own staff, classes, etc. and move into the now-empty Starrett Junior High School building. The pros identified with this option are the science labs, gym, cafeteria and potential for growth. The cons identified are that its the most expensive option and would continue to be a challenge to align with PHS.
In addition to the PHS presentation, the board will also be given information about a grant that has been awarded to the district and the Lander Police Department to put a second school resource officer into the system. While the grant has been awarded, the board has not yet voted to accept it.
Friday’s meeting will be held at 7 a.m. at the district’s central office.