Washakie County School District #1 Board Meeting Recap

Washakie County School District #1 was in session on Wednesday night, July 20 in the Central Office in Worland. Kim Wyman was approved to be an Inclusive Engagement Graduation Coach for the 2016-17 School year. This is a Special Education position which is going to be funded through an IDA Grant that will work with at risk K through 12 youth and it will also explain to parents about the importance of kids staying in school. The regular meeting recessed a little before 8pm to go into a Budget Adoption hearing. Superintendent David Nicholas reported that local assessment valuation is down from 2015 and insurance is up 4%. After over 20 minutes of discussion a Budget Adoption and Resolution for the 2016-17 Fiscal year was approved as presented. The General Fund is at $25,489,133, Special Revenue is at $6,636,560, the Capital Construction Projects Fund is at $2,731,545, the Debt Service Fund is at $1,791,926, the Food Service Fund stands at $970,053, the Insurance Trust is at $476,951, the Private Trust is at $4,760,456, the Pupil Activities Fund is at $450,867 and the Recreation District portion of the Budget is at $546,628 with total appropriations for the budget being $43,854,119. In other business the Board approved Jennifer Davis to be a Worland Aquatic Center Joint Powers Board Representative. Attendance Policy and Procedures was passed by the Board 6-1 which will be used to encourage better attendance for students in the District. The next School Board meeting will be held on Friday, August 5 at 12pm at the Washakie County Fairgrounds.