Central Valley School Board

Administrators in the Central Valley School District plan to survey students and parents to gauge what elective courses they’d like to see the rural Buxton school offer next year.

Superintendent Jeremy Brandt told the Central Valley School Board on Wednesday that changes to the electives that the district offers introduced earlier this year appear to have paid off.

The number of high school students signed up to take art and tech ed classes in 2021-22 from instructor Tait Simonson have more than doubled or tripled the school’s five-year averages for those classes.

Simonson, who was hired by the district to teach art classes in 2016, agreed to oversee engineering and design classes after the departure of former technology instructor Tracy Foss, who resigned in July.

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