Koltiska Proposes Sale of Spear-O

A motion by College Trustee Gary Koltiska to sell the Northern Wyoming Community College District's interest in Spear-O-Wigwam died for lack of a second at the college board's meeting Thursday night.

But Board Chair Norleen Healy said the board will re-visit the proposal. Healy said she believed part of the reason the board rejected the motion Thursday was because Koltiska in his motion stipulated that the Spear-O property should be listed for sale no later than July 1.

Healy said she believed the college district bought the Spear-O about five years ago, but she wasn't certain. The college uses the property for science and other classes, and Healy said classes are scheduled on the property this summer.

Koltiska made the motion following an executive session of the trustee

In other action Thursday night, trustees approved continuance of a one-half mill levy for the next two years to maintain programs offered by the Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services, which is also known as BOCHES. Sheridan College in a participant in that organization. Action followed a public hearing during which no one spoke for or against the mill levy.

College President Dr. Paul Young also presented trustees with results of a survey of employees about the college district's work climate. Young said 78 percent of the district's full-time employees participated and survey responses were generally at or near the national norm base of 105 community colleges across the country.

Young said the survey results show that the district is pretty much like other schools in terms of relationships within immediate work groups and the focus on students.

He said employee comments suggest that they see the district improving in terms of leadership communication to staff, but that employees aren't happy about the amount of change occurring in the district, and the way those changes are communicated with staff and faculty.

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