By TIMILEE WILBER
LYMAN – The major news coming out of School District #6 regular board meeting on March 20, was the action the board took on the investigation of Superintendent Kent Stokes.
Near the end of the meeting held at the Lyman Intermediate School PAC, the board adjourned to executive session. Upon their return, chairman Jim Eyre opened the meeting to any new public comment, there was none. The board then, with Todd Rollins and Bart Lyman abstaining, voted that Superintendent Kent Stokes’ present contract which continues through June 30, 2013, would not be terminated, Stokes was taken off of administrative leave, and then, finally, to relieve Stokes from his duties as superintendent, effective immediately.
The board also agreed that Stokes has the right to request a “name clearing hearing”.
A nine issue paper concerning the issue was read and released by the board. The nine issues were reported in last week’s Pioneer on the Records page.
In other action, the board recognized the Lyman High School cheerleaders and their coaches. Earlier at state competition, the cheerleaders had won the state championships in both stunt and non-stunt categories. A standing ovation followed.
Layne Parmenter, Urie Elementary principal, reported on the common core standards in Wyoming. Parmenter said the math in focus program has already been implemented in the Gillette School District. “It’s a pretty dynamic program and is in close alignment to the common core standards,” Parmenter stated.
Common core standards have already been implemented in math and language arts in Wyoming, and standards are coming in science, according to Parmenter.
“Part of the drive,” Parmenter said, “is accountability.”
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