Second teacher planning to retire

by nathan oster

Claudia Vandersloot added her name to the list of employees who will be retiring this year, as the current special education teacher at Greybull Middle School announced her plans during the March 10 meeting of the Big Horn County School District No. 3 board of trustees.

Vandersloot has spent 22 years with the school district.

In other personnel moves last week, the board also accepted the resignations of music teacher Darla Haller, who is retiring after 32 years with the district, as well as Anne Babiuk, a special education teacher at the elementary. Babiuk is leaving the district after three years.

In other March 10 business:

  • Lynae McBride, daughter of GMS Principal Scott McBride, sang a song for the board.

Haller, who accompanied her, called the selection her farewell gift to the board.

  • The board took no action on concussion testing, a subject that was brought to the board’s attention last year. The sticking point continues to be who administers and pays for the concussion testing. Supt. Barry Bryant said the consensus of the board is that trained medical professionals should be responsible for it, rather than the school.
  • A donation of $1,000 from Shopko was accepted. The money will be earmarked for the district’s backpack program.
  • Plans were announced for an April 25 strategic planning workshop that will involve bringing in many of the district’s stakeholders to chart a new course for the school district.