The FCSD#25 School Board was honored with a “Standard of Excellence Award” at last week’s Wyoming School Boards Association Annual meeting in Casper From left: Lynette Jeffres, Glenn Ogg, Chairman Mark Stone, Dean Peranteaux, Jody Ray, Carl Manning and Larry Christensen. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District #25 Trustees and staff received several awards at the Wyoming State School Boards Association annual meeting held last week in Casper. Among the honors received:
• John Griffith, now the principal of Riverton High School, was honored as this past year’s “Assistant Principal of the Year” Award.
• Standard of Excellence award to the FCSD#25 Trustees as all have been certified as a Master Board
• Carl Manning was elected a Vice President of the WSBA and, in three years, and in his last year as a District Trustee, he will be the WSBA President.
• Manning was also honored as an “All Wyoming School Board Member.”
Superintendent Terry Snyder said a number of Riverton educators have been honored over the years, and he read the list of awards and recognition. They included:
Two Hall of Fame Board Members: Carl Manning and Jim Crouch
Two “All Wyoming” School Board members: Tonya Burnett (2004) and Carl Manning (2013)
Golden Bell Awards: James Moore (1997), Glen Burgess (1999) Leroy Sinner (2002), Jim Crouch (20091) , Dr. Craig Beck (2011).
250 Point School Board Members: Glenn Ogg and Dean Peranteaux
Snyder also indicated that Manning, a 25-year-member of the school board, has the highest point total of any Wyoming School Board member in terms of continuing education and board trainings. Manning has accumulated 985 points.
A third generation graduate of Riverton High School, Snyder said Manning’s granddaughter now in school represents a fifth generation of his family to attend RHS. Snyder said Manning’s work over the years included service on the Northwest BOCES, CWC BOCHES, and Fremont County BOCES Boards representing District 25. Snyder said Manning had stated his greatest accomplishment “was being a contributing member of the team, and I think that speaks for all of you, an not just Carl,” Snyder told the Board.
“When I think about Carl, and the list of factors he considers when making a decision its kids, kids and administratiors, kids and teachers, kids and parents, kids and community, kids and the state and kids. His bottom line is always kids,” Snyder said.
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