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Retirement Plan Still Sound

February 21, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Chances are either you or someone you know is a member of the State of Wyoming’s retirement system.  The Wyoming Legislature turned down a bill last week to change the state retirement system to something more like a 401k plan, but the bill did raise questions about the financial stability of the system. Wyoming Retirement SystemDirector Steve Sommers … Continue Reading

Broncs Split Their Weekend

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Both the Jackson Broncs and the Lady Broncs split their weekends with one win and one loss each with games in Mountain View Friday night and Limon on Saturday.  The boys won 44 to 40 in Mountain View but lost to Lyman 39 to 50.  The girls, meanwhile lost to Mountain View 33 to 37, but won over Lyman 41 to 39.  The Broncs play their final season game in Star Valley Thursday afternoon.

Hedonic Index Bill Dies On Introduction

February 13, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The attempt to introduce Wyoming House Bill 47 containing a modification of the pay scale for the state’s teachers and staff based on the so-called “hedonic scale” failed Monday afternoon for a lack of sufficient votes for introduction.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery explains that the bill required a minimum of two thirds of the body, or … Continue Reading

TCSD Adopts School Calendars

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The Teton County School District #1 Board of Education this week adopted calendars for not one, but two coming years – both reflecting a traditional nine-month school year.  Superintendent Pam Shea says the final schedules were created with … Continue Reading

Mead Defends Educational Consultant

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Governor Matt Mead yesterday defended the expenditure of state funds on a consultant to advise the legislature on compensation for the state’s educators.   Some of the advice is being questioned by legislators as it would spell less money for school districts like Teton County’s where … Continue Reading

Bronc Speech Team Undefeated

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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team maintained its undefeated season, chalking up its seventh win at the Mustang Classic, held at Natrona County High School in Casper Friday and Saturday. This meet attracted 29 Wyoming schools and 4 teams from South Dakota, and Jackson’s win over ten other 3A schools was achieved with only half the team in attendance.  This weekend’s meet is … Continue Reading

Bronc Speech Team Still No. 1 in 3A

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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team remains undefeated for the season, earning their sixth first place finish of the season at the Rock Springs Invitational, held over the weekend. Jackson topped the seven other schools competing in their own 3A division, and … Continue Reading

Broncs Fall to Lyman

January 30, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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It was another weekend of disappointment in basketball for the Jackson Hole Broncs.  Hosting Lyman on Friday, the Lady Broncs fell to the Eagles with a final score of 28 to 31.  The boys were unable to do much better, taking a 27 to 43 loss on their home court.  The Broncs next host Cody on Friday and top-ranked Powell on Saturday here in Jackson.

Broncs Broken By Braves

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The Jackson Hole Broncs faced their number one rival on Friday and came away with more to be sore about.  The Lady Broncs came home with a 49 to 16 loss to the Braves while the boys were handed a 60 to 40 loss.  The Broncs next play Lyman this Friday at home.

Hedonic Index Passed

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The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee passed the new school finance measure that includes a controversial new way for paying salary costs.  The committee approved a regional cost adjustment that uses what is called a hedonic wage index which takes into account a variety of cost factors where a district is located.  The model would cost Teton County … Continue Reading

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    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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