Local elementary schools to reconfigure to k-5 in fall 2017

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last night at the Teton County School District Board of Trustees regular meeting, officials voted to reconfigure Jackson Elementary and Colter Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. During the February meeting, the trustees were tied -- three trustees voted to transition in whatever year the new elementary school opens and three were in favor of reconfiguring in 2017. During the January 13 meeting, Trustees voted unanimously to update the configuration to K - 5 with the exception of Alta, which will remain k - 6. Last night's vote was in favor of Superintendent Gillan Chapman's recommendation to implement the k-5 reconfiguration in Fall 2017. TCSD Information Coordinator Charlotte Reynolds explained that there are several complexities to the reconfiguration including shuffling of staff and equipment, making sure the facilities are ready to handle the different grades, balancing where students live and where their siblings attend school, and much more. *Feature Photo: Colter Elementary School's 2015-2016 Student Council representatives taking their pledge. h/t TCSD / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news