Sheridan School District 1 Board Approves Early Retirement Requests

Of the few action items taken by the Sheridan County School District 1 Board at their February meeting Tuesday night, Trustees in Executive Session approved a list of six early retirement requests for four certified and four classified employees. Superintendent Sue Belish.

This policy is re-approved on an annual basis because state funds are not always available. Belish says that employees had until February 15th to apply, but two employees asked for an extension because of extenuating circumstances. Because of them being personnel issues, Trustees needed to review them in Executive Session.

In other Board news, Big Horn Middle / High School Principal George Mirich informed Trustees that a fundraising committee has been formed to solicit funds for their new building. Mirich asked for Board approval of using their endorsement for future fundraising. Superintendent Belish said she would write a formal letter for such use.

Business Manager Jeremy Smith reported that he attended the Wyoming Association of School Business Officials.

The Board and Belish are planning to hold a strategic planning work session on Wednesday, March 3rd in the Central Office. They will be going over the district's funding model, current staffing status, and programs needed at each level.

And congratulations were extended to Big Horn Elementary Principal Brent Caldwell, who was recently named the Wyoming Elementary and Middle School Principals' "Distinguished Principal of the Year."

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