Why: In recognizing the challenges ahead regarding the financial state of the district, a cost savings task force is being formed as an advisory committee to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees to provide options moving forward.   This task force is not a decision-making entity, but rather a committee to provide recommendations to the district.

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Facilitator: Dr. Bernadine Craft
School Board Trustees
City Council (2)
Chamber of Commerce (1)
Classified Staff (2)
Wyoming Education Association (1)
Sweetwater Education Association (1)
Students (2)
Teachers (5)
Principals (4)
Early childhood education (2)
Parents (6)
Media (1)
Business representative (1)
Sweetwater #1 School District Foundation (1)
Cabinet (5)
Superintendent (1)
Directors/Coordinator (4)


The development and implementation of the Cost Savings Task Force follows school and department visits and surveys that occurred through January to provide district financial information, support staff and gather input from stakeholders.


The result will be researched options to support next steps.
The result will be consistency in quality instruction across classrooms.
The result will be consideration to support increased student achievement and higher graduation rate.
The result will maintain alignment to the mission and vision of the district.
The result will enforce the importance of collaboration between the district and community.


Thursday, January 12th: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CAB Board Room
Tuesday, January 17th: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CAB Board Room
Thursday, January 26th: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CAB Board Room

Additional Community Input - 2-way communication
Public Forums - Thursday, January 19th: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.; and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. CAB Board Room
Link on District homepage: Email to Communications