ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County School District No. 1 will give an update Monday about an investigation into an alleged meeting between four board members.

Board Trustee Stephanie Thompson requested an investigation into an “unadvertised meeting” that allegedly took place between Dec. 10, 2018, and Jan. 14, 2019.

Chairwoman Carol Jelaco said the accusation had no basis, and Clerk Max Mickelson thought it undermined a focus as a leadership team to work with the superintendent, the Rocket-Miner reported.

When asked for evidence concerning the allegations, Thompson said the case was under investigation and she was advised not to make additional comments.

The investigation update was placed on Monday’s meeting agenda as an addendum item.

Sweetwater No. 1 Superintendent Kelly McGovern confirmed Friday that the update was in reference to the investigation.


The district will also:

— Host a workshop before the meeting to discuss Farson-Eden School’s alternative four-day week calendar for school years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

— Consider a sick leave buyout for employees.

The payout would only be available for retiring staff members and administrators who notified the district by 4 p.m. April 3 before completing their 2018-19 contract year.

Recipients would receive 50 percent of the daily substitute rate, $87.50, for the amount of accrued sick days available at the end of the school year. It would be paid through a separate check for certified teachers on May 31, June 12 for 10-month administrators and June 27 for year-round administrators.

— Hear a presentation on graduation rates by McGovern, Chief Academic Officer Wanda Maloney, Rock Springs High School Principal Annie Fletcher, Black Butte High School Mike Maloney and Farson-Eden High School Principal Barbara Rezzonico.

— Consider a district and school leader evaluation system for the 2019-20 school year.

— Listen to the annual district facility plan.

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