District 1 to Retain Old TRE

Trustees of Sheridan County School District 1 will retain ownership of the old Tongue River Elementary School building for at least another couple of years and continue using the building for educational purposes.

Action came at the board's meeting Tuesday night on the recommendation of District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza.

However, he added a caveat.

He said the district would review that growth projection in a couple of years and decide at that time whether to continue using the building. The new Tongue River Elementary School opened in Ranchester this fall.

In other action Tuesday, district trustees reviewed and approved several of the school policies. Kobza told trustees he's concerned over a proposal that came from the joint educational committee chairman Tuesday to change class sizes.

The numbers he cited refer to the number of students per teacher in a classroom. Trustees also recognized the teachers of the month for Big Horn and Tongue River and watched a video presentation on the Mass Customized Learning program at Big Horn Middle School. They also heard a presentation on the district's Early Childhood Liaison and the educational programs the district has in place for children from preschool through kindergarten.