School District 2 Meets For Last Time Before School Starts

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held their last meeting before the start of the school year on Monday night. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher attended the meeting.

Woodland Park Elementary School is still on track for a September completion. The District is planning to move students from the old school to the new facility on October 13th. District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty says the recent wet weather will not affect the overall timeline.

The board approved a change in the grievance policy for the District on first reading. The amendments were made to include staff members as well as students and parents in the policy. The changes also give only 10 days for decisions to be made on an individual grievance at each level.

Part of getting ready for the school year is completing the kindergarten screenings. The District has just under 300 students registered for classes this month. Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults says, in past years, the District has seen 30 to 40 extra students once school actually begins.

This is one of the highest enrollments in 20 years. Coffeen School has the lowest numbers of early registrations for kindergarten and could take a few overflow students, if needed.

District 2 schools start on Monday, August 31st.

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