WARREN COUNTY, Ky (WBKO) -- Warren County Public Schools have voted on a major change, involving grade alignment.
Superintendent Rob Clayton says during last night's board meeting, members voted to move sixth grade out of elementary schools and into existing middle schools.
For years, Warren County Middle Schools have been seventh and eighth grade only.
School officials say this will create greater opportunities for sixth grade students.
"Now by making this change, we can look at making some existing improvements in the areas of increasing the rigger that occurs in our classroom at that level. In addition to providing additional opportunities for our students, in the areas of extra-curricular activities and co-curricular activities,” Superintendent Rob Clayton.
The first students to experience this change will be those who are currently in third grade.
The transition will take affect during the 2017 - 2018 school year.