Idaho Falls-based Bateman-Hall will build the new school, currently projected at $60 million.
Teachers are rewriting lesson plans and say they will need to keep close taps on students who harbor the highest risk of falling behind.
In the wake of losing 24 students and one of its most popular teachers, Sunnyside Elementary School in Idaho Falls is moving forward with a framework hinged on student expeditions.
The district originally planned on upgrading both Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. However, further cost analysis and research prompted the board to opt for a rebuild, while sticking with plans to upgrade Skyline.
But most avoid the social media platform, because of staffing reasons, and promote individual schools to use it.
For the second time this year, the state is recognizing students in the district for improved ISAT scores.
After a months-long, community-wide debate, an East Idaho District drops the idea of moving to a four-day schedule.
District officials say the measure equites to annual savings of $4.80 per $100,000 of taxable property.
K-12 students would have more opportunities to gain college credits, but local taxpayers could face multiple bond measures.