Dougherty announces retirement

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty announced Monday night that he will retire at the end of June. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Craig Dougherty, who is superintendent of Sheridan County School District 2, has announced he will retire in June.

Dougherty, who has been with the district for 25 years, made the announcement at Monday night’s board of trustees meeting. His final day will be June 30 next year.

Dougherty said it has been a privilege to serve the community, and added he has worked alongside world-class educators during his tenure here. Dougherty came to District 2 as assistant superintendent, a position he held for four years before becoming superintendent. Dougherty received a standing ovation from trustees and members of the audience.

In other matters during their meeting Monday, District 2 trustees appointed Business Manager Brandon Finney to the School Risk Retention Program Joint Powers Board. The School Risk Retention Program is the district’s insurance provider.

Employees in the district’s administration and technology department were recognized for their work. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Employees in the district’s administration and technology department received recognition, and a standing ovation, for their work since March to help educate District 2 pupils while schools were closed.

Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults reported on the district’s beginning enrollments this year. According to information he provided the trustees, as of Sept. 9, the 11th day of school, the district has a total enrollment of just under 3,550 pupils in all of the schools in Sheridan and Story Elementary, about 30 students less than at this time last year.

Trustees also received updates on the district’s Smart Start plan and capital construction, and gave first-reading approval to six policies.

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