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Board of Education Meeting Recap June 12th, 2018
News from Sheridan School District No. 2

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News Release

June 12, 2018

Contract Approved for Incoming Superintendent Pat Sandos


The Sheridan Board of Education approved the contract for incoming superintendent Pat Sandos during a brief business meeting Sunday (June 10) in Colorado Springs. Sandos will start on July 1.  He takes over from Superintendent Michael Clough, who is retiring after ten years at the helm. 

The board also approved the Master Agreement with teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Members of the Sheridan Educators Association ratified the agreement last week. 

The agreement adds $2,000 to each of the cells on salary schedule and includes all steps and lanes that reward years of service and completing or progress toward advanced degrees.  The increases yield a new starting salary in Sheridan of $38,529. Depending on their current placement on the salary schedule, a teacher may see anywhere from a 3 percent to 7 percent increase in pay. 

The board meeting was held prior to a day-long retreat to develop goals and plans for the 2018-2019 school year. During the meeting, the board also discussed and a pending lawsuit that may be brought against House Bill 18-1306. That bill was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1. However, the governor also issued a letter in opposition to a provision that was added late in the process. That provision violated the Colorado Constitution’s prohibition on combining subjects, the governor noted.

The bill seeks to help youth in foster care reach graduation by providing money to pay for transportation so they can continue education in their home school. The law also provides flexibility in graduation requirements for youth in foster care. However, the late provision would allow school districts much broader leeway to pick up and drop off students who live outside a school district’s boundaries.

Sheridan board members indicated their support to join legal action against that portion of the law, which they said favored school districts with larger school bus fleets and more resources. Gov. Hickenlooper’s letter also indicated that he expected a court would void the extraneous portions of the law.

The board also approved the consent agenda, which included three new job descriptions to support changes under Sandos’ plan for reorganization.

About Sheridan School District 2

Located southwest of Denver, Sheridan School District 2 seeks high-level post-secondary options for all students through continuous improvement of quality instruction. More: www.ssd2.org

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