Sixth graders to Ponderosa starting in 2013

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Sixth grade means a new school starting in 2013.

The board for Klamath Falls City Schools approved the idea of a sixth- through eighth-grade middle school format for Ponderosa Junior High in Monday’s meeting.

Superintendent Paul Hillyer told the Herald and News the thought is students will be better prepared for high school and closer resembles the middle school format throughout the nation.