Officials Support Cyber-bullying Resolution

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees have approved a resolution that would allow law enforcement to intervene in instances of cyber-bullying.

The resolution, proposed by Trustee Rich Bridger, will be taken to the Wyoming School Boards Association with a request for formal adoption. If adopted, the resolution would go to state legislators to become law.

Trustees approved the resolution at Monday night's meeting. In other action, they recognized Highland Park Elementary and Sheridan Junior High School for receiving “Exceeds Expectations” rankings in statewide academic testing and officially recognized Fort McKenzie High School English teacher Mick Wiest as the 2014 Wyoming Teacher of the Year. A feature story on Wiest is already posted on our website.

Also at the meeting, the trustees gave first-reading approval to proposed changes in three district policies, and second-reading approval to two others. But a change in the district's policy allowing a facility to be named after a person or organization was tabled pending further study.

Trustees approved a request from Facilities Director Julie Carroll to take bids for a forklift and liftgate-equipped moving vehicle for the district's technology hub. Carroll said, in a memo to trustees, that the new equipment is needed to move items and commodities more efficiently.

In other matters, trustees received reports on the pilot results from the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act, improvement plans for the district's secondary schools, and the quarterly financial update for fiscal year 2014.

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