School District's Decision to Withdrawal from SEEDA

School District #2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty, (left) discusses the issues at a school board meeting. (Photo by Chris Foy)

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, or SEEDA, was formed as a joint powers board comprised of officials with the City of Sheridan, Sheridan College, and Sheridan County School District #2. Late last month, trustees for the School District voted to withdraw from the joint powers board.

During his visit on K-R-O-E'S Public Pulse program, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey weighed in on the issue.

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said when the school board first became involved in the economic and educational authority, the focus was on a preschool program. But he said the focus has changed over time, and school district trustees believe they can achieve the district's goals and work with the city and college district without being members of the joint powers board.

In a related matter, the SEEDA Board will be holding a special meeting Monday to discuss and possibly act on a proposed real estate transaction. We'll have more on that story for you early next week.