BIG HORN — The Sheridan County School District 1 board took a few notable actions at its meeting Tuesday evening.
Board Vice Chair Carol Garber reported that the SCSD1 recreation board approved the field by the Big Horn Y be seeded in the spring. The field could provide space for students to practice sports like soccer and baseball.
The board recommended that SCSD1 superintendent Marty Kobza’s contract remain as is. Kobza is in the first year of a two-year contract, which ends June 30, 2019. Kobza reported that SCSD1 students earned 700 dual and concurrent credits in the fall 2017 semester and that they are projected to earn at least that amount in spring 2018. The district is also in the process of enrolling a few more students, Kobza said.
A parent shared a visitor comment regarding a vote the board took last month on whether or not to expel her son. Per recommendation from the student’s principal, the board voted 3-2 not to expel him. The mother urged the board to have trust in school officials and said the fact that one vote could have changed her son’s life “was unacceptable.” She said she believes in small schools, but trust between district administrators must be in place for the schools to succeed.
The board also unanimously approved two policies on staff complaints and formal complaint forms. The next board meeting is Feb. 20.