School Trustees Drop Long-Term Disability Coverage

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees voted Monday night to discontinue the district's long-term disability insurance policy effective June 30.

The recommendation was made by the district's Human Resources Coordinator Cody Sinclair as a cost-cutting measure.

Business Manager Roxie Taft presented the preliminary budget for the year that starts on July 1 for the trustees to look at. No action is needed until the board's meeting in July. Information presented by Taft is that the budget is down 1.4 percent from the current year's budget, but she said she's worried that additional cuts may be called for. The proposed general fund budget is just under $49.7 million for the coming year.

Trustees Monday also approved parent/student handbooks for the coming year for Sheridan High School, Sheridan Junior High, Fort Mackenzie High School and The Wright Place. First-reading approval was given to a change in the district's policy regarding building security. The change authorizes the principal of each school building to establish protocol regarding visitors and building security.

A policy up for second reading, establishing graduation requirements, was tabled until the trustees' June meeting.

District Superintendent Craig Dougherty said demolition of the old Sheridan High School locker room is complete, and renovation of the locker room will continue through September. He said the proposed collaborative school remains unfunded by the Wyoming Legislature.