(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District #25 is at least three years away from an alternative school calendar, the school board was told Tuesday night.
“One of the things we talked about last year was an alternative school calendar,” Superintendent Terry Snyder said. “One of the things we want to do is not look at things in isolation, so our recommendation is for two more years of a traditional calendar.” In the interim, Snyder said the district would, during that time, develop curriculum assessments and interventions “so we’ll have the data to put together a calendar that will support academic learning.”
The superintendent said any change in the school calendar would be for the goal of “helping the achievement needs of our kids, and to truly benefit our kids, we need to get things organized first.”
Snyder said there is no preconceived notion of what an alternative school calendar would look like.
Collaborative Facility Committee
Snyder also reported that he is in the process of establishing a collaborative facility committee comprised of 41 staff and community members for future planning.
Such a committee is also a requirement of the School Facilities Department before any future facility needs could be addressed.
Snyder said future building projects could include a high school auditorium, a wrestling room and possibly a new alternative school.
In a letter sent to prospective committee members, Snyder wrote: “There are many facility projects we are working on at this time and others we need your input to plan. The members of this committee will have first-hand information about the district projects, you will provide input to the district, you will have the opportunity to brain-storm possible solutions, and you will be able to answer questions members of the community may have about what we do and why.”
The first meeting of the group was set for this coming Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 7 p.m. at the Central Office board room.