Highland Park School Recognized as PLC Model

Highland Park Elementary School has been recognized as a Professional Learming Community Model School.

The announcement came at this week's meeting of Sheridan County School District 2 trustees. Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent with the school district, said only 55 schools in the nation have been recognized for the PLC honor, and Highland Park is the fourth school in District 2 to receive that distinction.

In other action, trustees approved applying for a federal grant of just under $2.7 million and decommissioning the old Highland Park school on Avon Street after separate public hearings. There were no comments from the public on either proposal.

The consolidated grant application will be to fund programs in the 2017-18 school year. The old school currently is used for District 2's alternative schools, Fort Mackenzie High School and The Wright Place, which is for junior high school students.

Stults said District 2 is currently working with local realtors with regard to the potential listing of the school property. He said the district won't demolish the school building, which has been declared unsafe by the state, but will sell the property as is.

Stults said in addition to the money, the grant application is also for just under 22 full-time equivalent staff positions. He named the programs that the grant would fund.

Trustees also approved a request from District Facilities Director Julie Carroll to go out for bids on several projects that are planned to start this summer. Those include security projects throughout the district, and resurfacing the high school track.

Trustees also reviewed the high school planning office report, and approved student handbooks.

SheridanWyoming.com

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