(Lander) – The Fremont County School District #1 Board of Trustees began the process of revising its Strategic Plan.  The previous plan was developed in 2009 and has been in place since that time.  The process began with reviewing the current Strategic Plan goals, District improvement goals, and various pieces of school district data at today’s meeting.  Board members will go to each worksite in the District during February to obtain input from employees, and there will be a community meeting at Lander Valley High School at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, to obtain feedback from community members.  During Board work sessions in March, April, and May, the Board will discuss and develop the new Strategic Plan which is scheduled for adoption at the May 15 meeting.  The new Strategic Plan will be in place from July 2012 through June 2015.

Changes in the District’s “Resignation of Professional Staff” policy were approved by the Board of Trustees.  The revised policy removes the late resignation penalty and moves the date by which employees must submit a resignation to qualify for the early resignation stipend to February 15.  The Board moved the date from February 15 to February 29 for this year only to give employees more than two weeks to submit their resignations.  The Board approved the early resignation stipend being increased from $250 to $500.  The purpose in having an early resignation stipend is to obtain resignations in time for the District to make decisions about staffing for the following year and to be able to advertise positions while there is a good candidate pool.

In other action, the Board accepted the resignation of Tyler Surrell, band instructor at Lander Valley High School and Lander Middle School.