Sheridan Districts Considering BOCHES

Sheridan Districts Considering BOCHES

Representatives of the the Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services (BOCHES) and both the Johnson and Campbell County School Districts gave presentations to the three Sheridan County Districts, that are considering joining the group.

At a meeting last Thursday in Buffalo, Johnson and Campbell County school districts discussed how BOCHES has halped their students by funding programs for their students such as concurrent enrollment courses where students can take college credit-courses while still in high school.

BOCHES was started in 1988 by the Campbell County School District and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) and later welcomed Johnson County School District One into the program.

Sheridan's school districts were given ideas of how thay can raise money to fund their participation in the program, where they can start slow and progress toward funding through a mill levy if they so choose.

Mr. Jack Tarter, with the NWCCD, explains more about the meeting and what Sheridan's districts were considering.

According to Derek Andrews with Sheridan College in Johnson County, there are currently over 200 students at Buffalo and Kaycee High Schools taking college-level courses for credit with the college.

No decision was made by Sheridan's districts, but is expected to come in the near future, with each district deciding for itself whether or not to join BOCHES.

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