Weston County School District No. 1

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Blanch Cox recently retired from driving bus at Black Thunder Coal Mine, bringing a total of 41 years of bus driving to a close. Cox drove for Weston County School District No. 1 for 32 years and the mine for nine. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   Blanch Cox retired on April 1 from driving bus for Black Thunder Coal Mine, bringing a total of 41 years of bus driving to a close (32 of those years were with Weston County School District No. 1).  Cox began driving bus with the school district in 2005, when...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The future looks bright for the Newcastle High School Future Business Leaders of America, at least if the State FBLA competition is any indication. Head sponsor Alysha Engle was pleased with her team’s results especially given the challenges they faced because of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   During its May 11 meeting, the Weston County School District No. 1 Recreation Board approved on first reading a priority and authorized use protocol for the use of the Dogie Dome . Dome use became a topic of conversation among board members some time ago, with...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 is saying goodbye to late-start Wednesdays and hello to early-release Fridays after the board of trustees approved an updated calendar for the 2021-22 school year on March 31.  Instead of starting school almost two hours late on...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   School funding will remain unchanged despite more than $300 million in shortfalls after the Wyoming House of Representatives and Senate were unable to reach an agreement on cuts during the session that ended on April 7. This lack of action, according to local...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   School, activities, cumulative events and recreational opportunities are slowly returning to normal in Weston County School District No. 1, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and halted activities across the nation.  On March 31, Superintendent Brad...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When facing potential cuts of several hundred thousand dollars, Weston County School District No. 1 made it clear that nothing was off the table when it came to addressing the decreased funding for K-12 education. Part of the school board discussion included a...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The future of education funding in Wyoming has changed and morphed several times over the past year. The most recent bill up for consideration, House Bill 173, substitute number one, proposes a 0.65% cut, down from the 10% originally proposed by Gov. Mark Gordon. ...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 knows that budget cuts are coming. It does not yet know, however, how big the cuts will be and what impact they will have on the district’s 777 students.  During a board retreat on Feb. 17, trustees outlined the facts about the...
Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle With contributions from the News Letter Journal Via Wyoming News Exchange   A Senate committee advanced a bill Thursday that would remove some of the public notices that local governments are required to publish in newspapers, instead making cities and counties...

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