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Campbell school board to review annual financial report at Dec. 13 meeting

GILLETTE, Wyo. — On Dec. 13, the Campbell County School District Board of Trustees will hold a dinner meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss Hope Squads.

The meeting will be held in the Rocky Point Room at the Educational Services Center, 1000 W. Eighth St., Gillette.

The 6 p.m. regular meeting will follow in the Center’s board room.

According to the agenda, the items scheduled for action, discussion or approval at the regular board meeting Dec. 13 include the following:

  • Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support Dennis Holmes will ask the board for approval of the 2021-2022 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which Paula Steiger of the district’s auditor, Bennett, Weber & Hermstad, LLP, will review.
  • Holmes will also provide a facility update. Holmes told County 17 this afternoon that he won’t be informing the board of the nature of the facility update until the board’s 6 p.m. meeting Dec. 13, but it’s not a substantial report. He said that since he will not be providing the board with more information prior to the meeting, he won’t be providing more information to the public before that time either.
  • A change in the staff wellness policy

At the Nov. 15 meeting, the board approved the following HR actions:


At the Nov. 15 meeting, the board unanimously approved Van Ewing Construction’s reduced bid on constructing a new aquatic center. Van Ewing originally bid $41.94 million but reduced its bid to $38,430,360 with changes from an alternate pool company, roofing, and insulation, according to meeting minutes. The new center will take about 18 to 24 months to construct.

The board also unanimously approved a contract with Arete Design Group for the Little Powder Elementary School replacement.

Other highlights of that meeting included teachers’ jeans week donation of $3,116 to Blessings in a Backpack, changes in recruitment and retention policies, and the announcement that the school district is suing the State of Wyoming regarding education funding.

Meeting minutes are available during regular office hours at the district’s clerk’s office at the Educational Services Center.