High school teachers in Big Horn and Dayton were honored this week as Sheridan County School District 1 teachers of the month.
District 1 trustees recognized Paul Marshall at Tongue River High School, and Mila Stender at Big Horn for their contributions to their respective schools. Both have been teaching for 19 years.
Also at their meeting this week, trustees received the 2012-13 audit. The audit was presented as unmodified, which is the highest ranking presented for a school district's systems and procedures.
Trustees also heard from the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board on the board's application for a state grant to finance a natural gas pipeline to serve Ranchester and Dayton.
District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza said the district earlier sent a letter to the state endorsing the application. The district and the towns of Dayton and Ranchester are seeking natural gas service to replace the communities' current reliance on propane. The school superintendent said natural gas would save the district tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs.
District 1 includes schools in Ranchester, Dayton and Big Horn. Trustees alternate meetings between Big Horn and the district offices in Ranchester. This week's meeting was held in Ranchester.