May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff WriterGay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was accepted by the Riverton school board on April 26.
Data analyst Lance Premus also resigned at that meeting, effective the following day.
Resigning at the end of the academic years are Erin McFarland, Kimberly Hansen, and Nancy Karlen, all Ashgrove second-grade teachers, and Limberly Legato, Rendezvous fifth-grade teacher, and Joseph Johnston, Rendezvous fourth-grade teacher.
The board offered contracts to Matt Mason and Elly Talbott as Riverton High School social studies teachers, and Keith Brauneis as special educational social studies teacher at the Alternative School.
Special services director Dallas Myers gave a report on the successful progress of a high school senior who was placed on a special behavioral contract as an alternative to expulsion.
Following an executive session, one student was expelled for the remainder of the current academic year and the first semester of the 2012-12 academic year for making threats.
The board gave approval for out-of-state travel for the Future Business Leaders of America conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June.
Student enrollment in the district was reported as consistent at up by 40 from a year ago.
District officials also announced that construction of the next phase of spectator grandstands has begun at Wolverine Field, beginning with two new sections on the east, or visitor side, of the complex. EnCana Corp. is donating employee time for workers to do the basic installation.
Soon to fallow is the taller grandstand addition on the home side, which will feature individual seats in red and black, with a large "R" made of white seats in each of the two planned sections.
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