School board votes to move ninth graders into Carbon High School
After months of discussion, numerous town meetings and a three and a half
hour marathon in a work and regular session the Carbon School District
Board of Education voted on Wednesday evening to move the ninth grade
classes from Mont Harmon Junior High and Helper Junior High into Carbon
High School next year, thus creating middle schools for the district.
The vote also moved sixth graders from the districts elementary schools
into those middle schools.
The vote was a three to two vote and a lot of questions about how the
change will be made still remain.
"Even though we voted to go ahead with this, I am concerned that at the
next board meeting (in January) we discuss some of the concerns and start
to answer some of the questions that board members had," said Kristen
Taylor, one of the members of the board that voted for the change. Voting
against the change was Board President Wayne Woodward and Board Member
More on this story in the Tuesday edition of the Sun Advocate.