Sheridan County School District 1 will get a new sign in Ranchester soon to let students, parents and area residents know about upcoming events.
District trustees awarded the bid for installation of the electronic sign to Sign Products Inc. of Ranchester for a low quote of just over $55,000. The sign will be located at the bus barn across from Tongue River Middle School, visible to people coming into town from Interstate 90.
The bid was awarded at the district's board meeting Tuesday night. Also during the meeting, trustees voted to donate $2,000 to the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board. The joint powers board consists of representatives of the school district and the towns of Dayton and Ranchester, and was organized this fall to seek a way of bringing propane gas service into the area.
School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza said the joint powers board is asking for funds from each of the three entities that participate. He said the school district's share of funds will probably be paid from the school board's budget.
District trustees met in a closed session to consider a student issue, but no decisions were made, and details of the session were not made public.