Laramie County School District #1 Superintendent  Mark Stock says a state decision to allow the district to build six new 5th/6th grade  schools is good news.

Stock says if the district were forced to configure it's elementary schools in the traditional K-6th grade structure,  the district would have to constantly re-district. That's because of shifting population patterns, due in part to new housing developments and changes that cause a shift in population throughout the city. Stock says such a situation would be ''gut wrenching for families".

The plan calls for two new 5th/6th grade schools in each of the districts 3 triads.