Washakie County School District #1 Board Meeting Recap

Washakie County School #1 was in session on Monday night, August 22 in the Central Office in Worland. Sariah Durrant was recognized by the Board for being a National Finalist in Duet acting at the Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in June of this year, while Worland Middle School student Hyrum Rich gave a presentation about a prosthetic hand he put together during summer school. In other business, the Board approved the hiring of Amy Lamm as an Assistant Cross Country Coach at Worland High School for the Fall season replacing Chris Klinghagen who resigned from his position. The Board also approved the hiring of five classified and certified staff involving Dawn Hefner as a Part-Time Title I paraeducator at West Side School, Elizabeth Jolley as a Part-Time SPED paraeducator at East Side School, Sylvia Hazen as a Part-Time SPED paraeducator at West Side School, Brenda Woolery as a Full-Time SPED paraeducator at West Side School and Alyssa Torres as a Part-Time Assistant Cook at Worland High School. The Board also approved that WHS Science teacher Tim Barrus can take 15 of his students to Yellowstone National Park for an out of trip which will be funded through Bridges Extended Day. Superintendent David Nicholas reported that enrollment is at 1333 students which is 25 students less than what was reported in August of 2015. 194 kids are enrolled at West Side School, 199 kids are enrolled at South Side School, 203 children are attending class at East Side School, 328 kids are at Worland Middle School and 411 kids are at Worland High School. WHS Principal Kevin Smith said that 27 of the 411 kids enrolled at in the High School going into the new school year are new and also added later on in the meeting that 88 kids are signed up to take AP classes. Board Chairman Don Bryant suggested that a Committee is formed so they try and get a good head start on the budget for 2017 and Superintendent Nicholas indicated that he would share some ideas with the Board on this issue at the next regular meeting in late September of 2016.