The Oglala Lakota County School District is envisioning the creation of a vocational-technical high school in the Pine Ridge Reservation, according to KOTA News. The school would be the first public high school within the reservation. The cost of building such a school is estimated at $20 million.
Currently, the reservation hosts four high school which all have a traditional focus on college preparation. With just 23 percent of eighth graders completing high school, Oglala Lakota County School Board Members are looking for a way to prepare students for careers that require technical training. Training in information technology, agriculture and hospitality would be included in the curriculum.
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