Puyallup School Board votes to put some 6th-graders in junior high buildings

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The Puyallup School Board voted Monday night to move ahead with a plan to put some sixth-graders into junior high schools next fall, to relieve elementary school overcrowding.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reported the unanimous decision came after months of debate.

The newspaper said district officials promised that moving sixth-graders into the same buildings as seventh through ninth graders will be only a temporary step -- if voters agree to a bond measure for future school construction.