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Tonight's public forum deals with high school curriculum, district name change

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Parents of students encouraged to come weigh in Staff Writer

Superintendent Jerry House, along with the Ophir School Board, want to increase the high school curriculum, raising it from the current 22-credit graduation requirement to 27-32 credits.

The move, they say, would better prepare students for college or work after leaving Lone Peak High School.

When the school opened three years ago, the board followed state-minimum 20-credit graduation requirement with the curriculum. On a block schedule, students could take eight credits per year and finish in 2.5 years, which some have done.

The board also has suggested changing the district name from Ophir—the nearly 100-year-old name—to Big Sky School District. The names of the elementary, middle and high school would stay the same.

Tonight’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Big Sky Chapel.

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