School Board Seeks Negotiation With Whitney

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty, left, and Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse (Photo by Pat Blair)
District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty, left, and Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees have asked that their attorney and the attorney for Whitney Benefits Foundation to negotiate a contract for purchase of 10 paintings by western artist Bill Gollings.

The school district owns the paintings, which have been appraised for a total value of more than $3.2 million. In a telephone conference with trustees Monday night, appraiser Gary Temple said individual paintings range from just over $200,000 to $500,000.

Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison attended Monday's school board meeting. He told trustees that the board still has a lot to discuss, but added the board wants to keep the paintings safe and visible to the public. He said the board will have a meeting in two weeks, and he might have more information after that.

In other action, trustees voted to sign an agreement that will go to Wyoming's School Facilities Commission, formally announcing the board's intention to add to Sheridan High School with the proposed locker room renovation project. Trustees also approved several school policies on first and second readings, including clarification of the district's online registration provisions.

District Superintendent Craig Dougherty updated trustees on the district's capital construction projects. He said TSP Architects of Sheridan will bring updated plans for the high school renovations to the board's meeting in March. Also in March, he said, he will ask trustees to approve the guaranteed maximum price proposed by the construction manager at risk.

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Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison (Photo by Pat Blair)
Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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