SHERIDAN —  The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held its board election, received its fiscal year 2020 audit report and received construction updates at its December meeting Monday.

The board selected current chair Ann Perkins as vice chairman, Shane Rader as treasurer and Sue Wilson as clerk.

SCSD2 Facilities Director Mathers Heuck said that kindergarten through second-grade students will return to the northeast section of Sagebrush Elementary Dec. 14 and demolition on the next section will begin at the same time.

Heuck said the Goose Creek Hillside Stabilization project “has never been as stable as it is right now,” but the contractor will discontinue work for the winter, hopefully beginning again in May 2020 and completing the project by Aug. 1.

The John C. Schiffer Collaborative School, currently housed at Sheridan College, will remain on campus for the spring semester but move its classes from the Whitney Academic Center to the Griffith Memorial building. Bids for the new Schiffer school building went out Nov. 20, and nine companies have asked for the building plans so far. Heuck asked the board to award the contract at its January meeting.

The board also recognized the Sheridan High School FFA team for its seventh-place finish in livestock judging at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

The board accepted its audit report for fiscal year 2019, as presented by Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard. The report found no general findings but found one federal awards deficiency for “failing to document the justification for special education service contracts over $10,000,” a common issue with school districts, according to Alexandra Wilkinson, who presented the report.