School District 2 May Meeting Report

Sheridan District 2 Administration Building (photo JBD Construction)
Sheridan District 2 Administration Building (photo JBD Construction)

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees met for their regular May meeting Monday night.

Director of Elementary Education, Scott Stults, along with Terry Burgess, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Human Resources, presented feedback from past parent/board meetings from the elementary and secondary schools. Stults comments.

Stults adds that they are always looking for ways to improve upon their efforts, and the candid feedback from parents at all the schools in District 2 is always welcome.

The District also recently entered into an agreement to improve upon their bandwidth services district-wide. District Technology Director Coree Kelly explains.

Kelly tells us how the new contract figures dollar-wise for the District, given help from federal funds.

Action taken at the board meeting: Trustees approved hiring the audit firm of Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard of Casper in the amount of $35,500 to conduct the Fiscal Year 2011 audit for the district.

They approved the 2011-2012 Student Handbooks for the secondary schools in the district; and they approved on first and second reading several policies.

Superintendent Craig Dougherty reported that next Tuesday, May 24th at 11 a.m. the groundbreaking for the new Meadowlark Elementary School will take place, immediately followed by a special board meeting to be held in the Administration Building. He said that Delta has begun mobilization at the site and is working to meet soil compaction requirements prior to the groundbreaking.

And the Board was treated to a video showing the newly established Broadcast Journalism class, taught by English Department Chair Mike Clift. The program is funded through two grants, and was created as part of Sheridan High School's overall initiative to boost graduation rates through engaging coursework and co-curricular activities.

Clift told the Board that interest in the class has been growing each semester since its inception last fall.

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