Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees met for their April meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester and Superintendent Marty Kobza called in this morning to give us a recap.
A group from Tongue River Elementary presented the board with a demonstration on what they've done with a $5,000 Qwest technology grant they received. They showed the board how they are using iPods in the learning process. The FCCLA group also presented to the board, Kobza explains.
Johan Nield was recognized by the Wyoming State School Board Association for being a legislative advocate.
Extra-Curricular Activities, AD Job Descriptions
The board discussed a new procedure to start up extra-curricular activities in the district. After developing the written-out procedure Friday as an avenue to evaluate new activities, it will now be part of the district's handbook.
Also from Friday, the board discussed new job descriptions for the district's Athletic Directors. Changes essentially give the AD more supervisory duties over coaches, strengthening the position from where it was in the past a scheduler or activities coordinator. The new descriptions will be up for board approval at their May meeting.
Tongue River Track Resurfacing
At their meeting in March, the board approved multiple bids for improvements at Tongue River and Big Horn football/track facilities. Tuesday night the board rejected bids on the Track B resurfacing area at Tongue River High School after they came back too high over budget. Kobza said they will look for an alternative and less costly solution before moving forward.
BH Safe Routes To School Sidewalk Bids
Finally, the board approved bids for a Safe Routes To School project to be started in Big Horn.
A similar SRTS project was recently completed for Tongue River students. The project will be funded with help from a WYDOT grant.