Trustees unanimously approved an option that differed in three ways from a previously considered plan.
The committee discussed a handful of proposals from three recently formed focus groups Thursday night.
Patrons in Teton are torn over a plan to relinquish land and property worth millions of dollars to a neighboring school district.
A newly formed focus group will provide trustees with input about the controversial boundary changes.
Some patrons say they feel robbed by the school board’s decision to drop the option for a new elementary school with integrated special education facilities.
Trustees said they hope to use extra community input to carve up new boundaries by early March. The original target date was Jan. 11.
The decision reduces the district’s March bond issue for a new middle school to $35 million.
Trustees adopted new middle school boundaries, but tabled the district’s much-anticipated high school boundary changes for at least another week.
Trustees met Friday morning to pinpoint ways to whittle the $110 million measure that would have rebuilt Idaho Falls High School and extensively remodeled Skyline High School.
The decision could boost Sugar-Salem’s meager tax base — which is the lowest in the state, per student.
The renewed call for feedback suggests that a measure to rebuild the district’s two high schools could soon be back on the ballot.
CEI president Rick Aman said the partnership is aimed boosting East Idaho’s college go-on rates and helping area high schoolers earn a bachelor’s degree.
Educators in East Idaho’s biggest district met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss a variety of educational outcomes and requests ahead of the 2018 legislative session.
Nearly 80 percent of voters supported a $37.2 million measure to construct two new elementary schools and make districtwide upgrades.
The change could force over 1,000 students to relocate to a different high school within the district.
The 32-year, highly decorated educator with greying hair discussed his plans for the rural and diverse Southeast Idaho district, and reminisced on minute details surrounding his 2014 run for state superintendent.
Finalists will participate in a public forum later this month, where they will participate in a question-and-answer session.