The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved its restructuring plan for Frontier Middle School at its meeting Monday night.

The district will implement the plan if the school fails to meet adequate yearly progress standards set by No Child Left Behind for a sixth consecutive year.

Mark Mathern, the district’s associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction, says the school is already benefiting from recent staff changes.

“When you look at the kind of achievement the kids have had over the past few years, it continues to go up,” Mathern said. “Now, it’s not quite at the rate the federal government wants, but achievement is improving nevertheless.”

Mathern says Frontier Middle School currently meets AYP in 17 of 18 demographic parameters. The school currently doesn’t meet AYP in language arts for special needs students.