Jan 21, 2022

School district officials talk about the possible need for an alternative school

Posted Jan 21, 2022 11:00 AM

Early investigation and assessment are under way on whether Geary USD 475 needs to implement an alternative school for students in grades 6 - 12. Dr. Reginald Eggleston, Superintendent of Schools, said there is a lot of interest from secondary principals and administrators who feel one is needed. "Discipline has been a challenge for the District on  the secondary side and so we know we need to create an alternative setting for students who may not just do well in a large setting."

Eggleston noted that when you think about the high school there are more than 1,600 students, and Junction City Middle School has more than 900 students, Fort Riley Middle School 550 students. "So if we can create a setting for students who just need one that doesn't have as much activity and stimulus in it, I believe we can help some of our students who may be exhibiting some challenges in the general setting."