The Northern Wyoming Community College District's Board of Trustees moved along the proposed background check policy on second reading at their monthly meeting Wednesday night at Sheridan College.
Human Resources Director Kevin Price explains where the policy sits.
The policy, if approved, would require all employees of the college to undergo background checks prior to being hired. It is intended to promote safety for students and staff. Third reading will take place at the October board meeting.
Also at the meeting, Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young gave an update to the board on planning for the new Academic Center.
He said that visuals for the center should be put out in October. The $15.7 million provided by the State of Wyoming and the Whitney Foundation will allow for new labs, classrooms, administration offices and multi-purpose community space in the renovation. It is scheduled to be complete in time to begin the 2013 school year.
Also at the meeting the possibility of allowing an alternative high school in Campbell County to share a property near the campus with the college's location in Gillette was added to the agenda. Board members Rolf Distad and Jerry Iekel were both in favor of the idea, agreeing that there would be several advantages to high school students being near a college environment. The item was approved by the board.