Kremmling " West Grand School Board won’t close high school campus |

Kremmling " West Grand School Board won’t close high school campus

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

The idea of closing the campus at West Grand High School has been rejected by the West Grand Board of Education.

During discussion about the issue at their Tuesday, May 20, meeting, none of the school board members voiced support for the proposal. As a result, the district administration says it has no plans to move forward with the proposal.

“We are not changing the policy,” said Superintendent Jeff Perry. Currently, all high school students are allowed to leave the high school’s grounds during the lunch hour.

A request to close the West Grand High’s campus for 9th and 10th graders next school year was made by a parent at the board’s meeting in April. The parent explained the purpose of closing the campus was to ensure the safety of the high school’s younger students and help prevent them from getting into trouble while off school grounds.

In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, the school board was updated by Perry on the attempt to sell the old West Grand Middle School building. He said a couple offers and counter-offers have been made, but no decisions have made. The school district is also seeking to sell the athletic practice field located directly across U.S. Highway 40 from the middle school.

Perry reported the sale of the “District House,” which is an old two-apartment building used as employee housing, is “moving forward.” He said that once the sale has been made, its proceeds would be used to build new housing for staff members.

Another issued raised was a request by the Bureau of Land Management for an easement across school district policy. The BLM and other local entities want to construct a mountain bike trail from Red Mountain to the Wolford Mountain Reservoir.