A vacancy on the Sublette
County School District No. 1 board of
trustees is now open with the resignation of
trustee Robin Schamber. Board Chairman
Jamison Ziegler recognized Schamber at
the regular board meeting on April 11 and
presented her with a plaque.
Schamber served nine years on the board,
he said, and sat on the BOCES board and the
school board policy committee. Schamber is
a member of the Wyoming School Boards
Association Hall of Fame, Ziegler added.
“Schamber will be missed, and education
in Sublette County is better (because of) her
dedicated service,” he said.
“It is with great sadness that I am resigning
from my seat as Pinedale East area’s
trustee,” Schamber wrote in a letter to the
board. “The professionalism and passion
this district carries towards making the lives
of our students the best they can be is unrivaled.”
The open vacancy will be at-large,
following action earlier this year by the
school board to scrap seats from different
geographical areas. Applications are
available at the School District No. 1 Superintendent’s
Office at 655 N. Tyler Ave.
Completed applications are due at the same
office on April 22.
The board agreed to host interviews at a
special meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on
April 24. After a review of the applicants,
the board will select a new member. The
new member will take the seat at the May
9 board meeting.
District Superintendent Jay Harnack confirmed
to the Roundup that if no one applies
for the vacancy, a statute gives the Sublette
Board of County Commissioners the power
to appoint a member.
Following discussion of the future of the
Wrangler Skate Park at the previous meeting,
the board passed a motion to lease the
park to the town of Pinedale. The lease is
pending approval from the town council.
If approved by the town, the terms of the
lease will be a rent of $1 per year for the
next three years.
“We’ll try the lease first and see how
that works,” said trustee and vice chairman
The language in the proposed lease states
that the town cannot make any improvements
or changes to the park without the
school board’s approval. The town will also
take on the responsibility for maintenance
and upkeep of the park.
Pinedale Mayor Matt Murdock said that
he was not aware at press time that the
board had taken action on a lease. He did
say the town is fully capable of providing
maintenance and security.
“This will open up the use of the park
for additional events,” said Murdock.
Murdock added that the lease will
likely be on the agenda at the next town
council meeting on April 22 at 6 p.m.
In other school board news:
• The board approved administrative
contracts for David Shaw as principal
of Skyline Academy and David Thrash
as assistant principal at Pinedale Middle
School. Thrash introduced himself via
Skype from Gillette where he is teaching
“I’m excited to bring experience from
sixth grade to the middle school and work
with a great staff,” he said.
• A motion passed to approve the
boundary adjustment requested by the
Upper Green River Cemetery District.
The cemetery district made the request to
move the boundary to provide space for
possible infrastructure expansion in the
future. Ziegler stated at the meeting that
the cost of having the property appraised
was higher than the land was actually
• The board approved the following
changes to courses offered in the district:
a full year of health rather than the current
half-year, a freshman orientation course
and an advanced sixth-grade math class.
The changes will go into effect for the
2019/2020 school year.
• A motion passed to approve a bid
from Catalyst Data Solutions in the
amount of $22,070 for network hardware
• The board approved amendments to
the district’s 403(b) retirement plan to
offer district employees more options with
their retirement savings.
• A motion passed to purchase an activity
bus for $189,720 pending funding
assistance from the Wyoming Department
of Environmental Quality.
• The board passed a motion to approve
openings bids for two new multi-purpose
vehicles for student travel.
• A motion passed to accept Plan One
Architects to review and design security
walls and doorways for Skyline Academy
not to exceed $2,500. The board also approved
Plan One to design a new lift at
the high school also not to exceed $2,500.
• After an executive session, the board
approved the reemployment of certified
staff recommended by each school for the
2019-2020 school year.