Barkan, Schilling Named to BOCES Board

Trustees Mary Schilling, left, and Penny Barkan. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County School District 1 trustees Penny Barkan and Mary Schilling have been named to represent District 1 on the Hot Springs Early Childhood BOCES.

The acronym stands for Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Action came at the District 1 trustees' meeting Tuesday night.

Also during the meeting, District Superintendent Marty Kobza said Big Horn High School was rated named the top high school in Wyoming by MSN Money magazine.

Kobza also reported on a recent visit to the district by AdvanceEd, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts on-site reviews of educational institutions. He said the district is waiting for official results from the visit, but he's excited about the visit. He said the organization wants the district to flesh out its strategic plan and put it in a different format.

Trustees in other action adopted the board member handbook and a calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The board was given two options, one for a year based on the same schedule as this year and a second in which schools would stop later and dismiss classes later. Trustees chose the calendar based on this year's schedule.

Trustees also gave first-reading approval to four proposed policies. The policies must be approved on a second reading before they become final.

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Trustees Chair Gary Reynolds, left, and Superintendent Marty Kobza. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Superintendent Kobza. (Photo by Pat Blair)