Jefferson County Public Schools has proposed closing Frost Middle and Valley Prep and moving all of those students to Stuart. Some School Board members are concerned with the proposal and fear the students will be left even further behind.
The proposal comes just a couple of years after many of the students from Frost Middle were moved to Valley High School. If the proposal is approved, the Frost Middle School building will be sold and JCPS estimates over $400,000 a year would be saved with the merger.
Concerned Board members are worried about the impact that the merge could have on impoverished students. Poverty rates for Stuart, Frost and Valley Prep are 83%, 87% and 90% respectively.
The School Board will vote early this week on the proposal.