District 25 resignations OK'd by school board

Mar 17, 2014 Staff

All are effective at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The board of trustees of Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton accepted numerous resignations Tuesday.

Leaving District 25 employ are:

- Charlene Blackburn, teacher for students with visual impairments;

- Jessica Blackwell, Ashgrove Elementary kindergarten teacher;

- Sylvia Rotroff from the WYO 10 Day Reporting Center;

- Kimi Keys, behavior interventionist;

- Delores Hall, special services secretary;

- Sasha McKenna, Ashgrove second-grade teacher;

- and Elly Talbott, Riverton High School social studies teacher.

The resignations of Rendezvous special education teacher Jay McClung and Rendezvous fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Willis also were approved.

All resignations are effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

The Riverton school board also approved the resignation of longtime physical education teacher, alternative school instructor and Key Club adviser Gay Hughes, due to health issues, effective March 6. Hughes also was the former district health coordinator.

Contracts for certified staff were approved for the 2014-15 school year.

Staff contracts included educators at Riverton High School, Riverton Middle School, Rendezvous, Aspen Park, Jackson and Ashgrove elementary schools.

Other staff approved were from special services and professionals contracts which included unique district assignments.

The board approved a coaching contract offer to Jon Marquez as the high school junior varsity tennis coach for the spring season.

Marquez recently was hired as choir teacher for Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School.

Kimberly Clark was hired as full-time para professional for RMS IDEAL, and Capella Morris resigned from her Rendezvous paraprofessional position.

Out-of-state travel was approved for the DECA to travel to Atlanta for nationals in May and for the Key Club to travel to Denver for Key Club District Convention in April.

An administrative recommendation also was presented to approve a memorandum of understanding for the Dr. Craig H. Beck Scholarship.

Conoco Phillips also donated $3,000 for a scholarship, $3,000 for the Ron Thon Tournament and $250 for the HS Challenge Day. Traci and Eric Yorgason donated $1,000 for the pole vaulting program, and ConocoPhillips matched that gift with an additional $1,000.

Superintendent Terry Snyder thanked the Gard family for a donation of property at the site of the planned new K-3 school on 1200 West Monroe Ave.

"This was a critical component to our elementary project," Snyder said. "This property that they've donated is property that we would have needed to acquire through an easement process."

He said a big part of the final decision on acquiring the site was the placement of a double egress- so vehicle and bus traffic could enter and exit at two separate areas.

"Traffic is a huge factor in making a building successful," he said. "If we plan this correctly, our traffic flow can be very seamless."

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