At its meeting May 17, the Laker Board of Education approved two big changes for the district for next fall.
First off, the Laker Secondary building will be divided into separate High School and Middle School entities, the way it had been for many years until about 12 years ago. With this move, Scott Miklovic will transition into a dual role of Middle School Principal and Tech Director for the 2021-22 school year. “We have been discussing our junior high student performance, culture, and staffing at the administrative and board level for several months and have concluded that we must do more to meet the specific needs of this group,” said Superintendent Brian Keim. “Scott is well qualified for the (middle school principal) position and excited to take on this new role.”
Lakers also will use this opportunity to formalize a name change to Laker Middle School, which will give the district a chance to draw attention to the new structure and the differences between old junior highs and modern middle school concepts.
“There will still be shared staff and blended classes between buildings, but Laker Middle School will take on an identity of its own that our students and staff can be proud of,” Mr. Keim said.