Sheridan School Board meets for March

Strategic plan and FCCLA demonstrations

The Sheridan School Board met on Tuesday, March 10 to continue work on the strategic plan, listened to two students’ advocacy project demonstration and planned an extra meeting for COVID-19 discussion.

Superintendent Mike Weth- erbee is pleased with the status of the District’s strategic plan. “I feel like we’re rolling and
it’s kind of a document in fluid form at this point,” he said. The goal is to use this document to inform decisions and guide resource use.

The timing fits well with budget planning, as this time of year is when the spending plan is compiled. “It’s a pretty clear picture of where and how and what we’re doing,” Superintendent Wetherbee said.

The Board has one contested seat open. Wetherbee mentioned an increase in interest in Board positions. One is open in the Alder District and one contested in Sheridan.

Two students demonstrated their advocacy project to the Board that was presented at Family, Career and Com- munity Leaders of America (FCCLA). Their idea was to designate a week of the school year for vape awareness and prevention. “It may become a business item, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Superintendent Wetherbee said.

The Board called a special meeting on Sunday to address actions regarding COVID 19. Superintendent Wetherbee emphasized the goal of continuing school as long as possible, using information they receive from public health departments and making decisions based on that information. The senior trip was approved with caution.

“We want to make sure we’re doing what we need to do without being knee-jerkers,” he said.

All tenured teachers were rehired. Next year’s calendar was approved as was Principal Stout’s contract. The chemistry lab clean-up is still in progress.

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