The Learning Center building will be demolished this summer, without a vote of the school board.

The building, which is on the grounds of Madison School, houses about a dozen high school students who are at-risk of failure and receiving individualized instruction.

The Learning Center will open in the high school next fall, according to announcements Monday at the school board meeting.

Moving the Learning Center students to the high school will negate one original feature of the program – to move the students off campus, who are often disruptive, to a more secluded, peaceful setting.

The Learning Center provides alternative studies for high school students. Currently, 11 students are enrolled there, down from 16 in January.

After the school board meeting, President Mike Morrell told the Bulletin that Simpson has said demolishing the building is the most efficient option.