Mask variance approved at May 11th FCSD #25 School Board meeting

(Riverton, WY) – Fremont County School District #25 had it’s board meeting Tuesday, May 11th. Among the highlights were an approval for a mask variance request, a Frontier Academy graduation, an Ag Experience presentation, and bid award discussions.

Superintendent Joanne Flanagan announced FCSD #25 has officially been approved by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). As of Thursday, May 13th, masks will be optional. Federal transportation laws in place for masks still apply on busses.

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There is no variance for isolation or quarantine orders, and the only exception is if someone is completely vaccinated. Remote education will still be offered for any student with underlying conditions and those to choose to do so.

“We are about to successfully complete a school year we didn’t even know if we were going to have in the first place,” Flanagan stated, stressing the importance of working together to finish the school year strong and healthy.

Click here to read the statement from Superintendent Flanagan.

Another highlight of the night was a presentation from the Fremont County 25 Ag Experience, a school group looking to get help with a traveling agriculture bus. Think of it as a greenhouse with wheels.

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Plans for the group’s travelling agriculture bus. County 10 photo.

Michaela Osborne, Savannah Irvin, and Katie Fisher are the representatives from their agriculture school group spearheading this endeavor.

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Katie, Michaela, and Savannah present to the board. County 10 photo.

“We can’t get there without your help. Younger kids could learn a lot about agriculture,” Michaela told the board, sharing the group’s idea for this bus to function as a travelling field trip that goes too schools.

“Let’s germinate it!” joked school board chair Carl Manning, offering the board’s support for the girls’ undertaking. As of last night’s meeting, no busses were available to donate to this project, any leads are appreciated for this awesome community project!.

Also discussed were approvals for two bid awards. These include the Central/Administration Parking Lot Repair Project to be overseen by Pavement Maintenance, Inc., and the Central Office Standby Power Upgrade Project awarded to Electrical Dynamics, Inc.

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