Uinta County School District Number One Board of Trustees recognizes and supports the policy of a free, appropriate, public education for all children. The Board has the conviction that every potential student deserves the best educational opportunities that the school district can provide given the resources available. The responsibilities for a free, appropriate education for all children rests with all citizens of the community, parents, non-parents, District Administration, school district staff, and the students themselves, with the ultimate responsibility for decisions and decision-making resting with the Board of Trustees.
The Instructional Delivery Model, which has been adopted for use in Uinta County School District Number One, is based on an inclusion of students in grades K through 12. The vertical structure of the District’s organization is a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 graded system in which children enter kindergarten or first grade at the entrance age as prescribed by law in Wyoming Statute 21-4-302 and proceed a grade at a time through grade 12, unless they are retained. Elementary includes grades K through 5; middle school includes grades 6 through 8, and high school includes grades 9 through 12.
The horizontal organization of the elementary schools (or the division of students among available teachers) is the self-contained classroom structure, with each teacher responsible for the instruction of all subject areas. Based upon available resources, areas of specialized instruction may be utilized to supplement the self-contained, organizational structure. Middle school and high school instruction is based on the division of students by teams and/or departments among available instructors and areas of study.
Some variations in the horizontal organizational structure may be initiated by the District’s Administration to take advantage of teacher strengths or to accommodate particular instructional needs of programs. However, the basic Instructional Delivery Model, as specified in Policy IE-E, shall be followed throughout the District.
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