ROCK SPRINGS – After talk about the Quest program being discontuniued in Sweetwater County School District No. 1 surfaced, the School District has issued a response on the situation.
In a release issued today, SWCSD No. 1 officials said
“Unfortunately, during this past week some information was erroneously communicated in conversation and social media concerning our gifted and talented program, namely Quest, for our elementary students. The current teacher is retiring at the end of this school year.
“Due to legislative action, the District is anticipating a reduction in the budget. With the retirement of the current educator, a program for gifted and talented students within the elementary will continue. While the budget constraints mean the District will re-evaluate the effectiveness of many programs, the gifted and talented program at the elementary level has a definable benefit the District intends to pursue.
“A task force will be assembled representing various stakeholders to design the most effective program to best meet the needs of our students. Once the program design is completed, the District will re-state the job description and hire a highly qualified educator to lead the program and offer educational enhancements to engage and invigorate student participants.”