District 1 trustees approve superintendent’s salary for coming year

School District 1 Superintendent Pete Kilbride says the greatest loss during virtual learning was the social/emotional connection for students. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Sheridan County School District 1 trustees approved the salary and benefit package for District Superintendent Pete Kilbride in their meeting Tuesday night.

Trustees Chair Carole Garber said Kilbride’s salary in the year ahead will be just over $136,500, and the benefit package will match what other full-time 12-month employees receive.

Trustees Chair Carole Garber. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The new package becomes effect after July 1 when the new fiscal year begins.

In other action, trustees approved the district’s crisis plan for the coming year.

Kilbride said every school district is required to have a crisis plan. The plan outlines the teams a district will have in its buildings and how often they need to meet.

He said the plan also details how districts should react in any given situation, ranging from A bomb threat to the death of a students or the death of a parent. The districts’ crisis plans are updated annually.

Also Tuesday night, trustees approved the student activity and employee handbooks for the coming year. School District 1 operates the schools in Big Horn, Ranchester and Dayton.

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