5 takeaways from recent NCSD meeting

(Natrona County, Wyo.) - We highlighted five takeaways from Monday night's Natrona County School District Meeting. *1. Natrona County School District gives Midwest School 4-day week proposal their approval.* Midwest to go to a 4-day week is to meet the following objectives: - A reduction of student and staff absences, due in large part to many students (both participants and their siblings who travel to support them), missing school because of activities and/or athletics or other family issues that require travel into Casper (i.e. doctor appointments), - Opportunities to increase student performance and decrease the number of students on the D/F list due to missing assignments, incomplete work, or lack of understanding. - Opportunities for students to engage in remediation and/or enrichment on Friday mornings as needs and for staff to participate in more extensive professional development on Fridays throughout the year. - Now that the Board has given their approval, Midwest's request will go to the State Board of Education for their approval. *2. A Casper parent spoke to the Natrona County School Board *about a recent indecent exposure incident . *3. Seven new staff members to the District*, click to see the Classified Personnel Report . *4. Construction works continues at Natrona County Schools*, click to see the Full Report . *5. The NCSB is still looking for a new trustee to fill vacant position*. - The Board extended the deadline to submit a letter indicating interest in the vacant trustee position to Wednesday, May 4. All letters of interest should be directed to Steve Hopkins, NCSD's Superintendent, at 970 N. Glenn Rd. *Oil City Bonus*: Trustee member Deb McCullar was recognized by the Wyoming School Board Association as a Certified School Board Member. The next Board of Trustees Meeting will take place on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at NCSD's Central Services Facility. #oilcity #news