District 1 trustees give first-reading approval to students on board

(Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Trustees of Sheridan County School District 1 gave first-reading approval this week to a policy that will allow students from Big Horn and Tongue River high schools to serve on the district’s school board.

This is a measure trustees have been considering since at least last month when the idea came up in a work session.

District 1 Superintendent Pete Kilbride said the students would be non-voting members of the board.

The new policy must pass a second reading before it becomes effective, and Kilbride said that will be at the trustees’ December meeting.

If the policy receives final approval, Kilbride said students could be selected and appointed to the school board at the January or February meeting.

Kilbride said he and the trustees are excited to have the student input. The students will serve as liaisons between the schools and the board.

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