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  • Wyoming News; Bill would outline parents' rights to information regarding children's health

    Braden Schiller, Powell Tribune|Jan 25, 2024

    POWELL — The rights of parents and guardians regarding their children’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing through schools will be laid out in Wyoming law if Parent Rights in Education 1 passes during this year’s legislative session. However, the bill’s impact may be limited because many of the items listed in the bill are already practiced at least in area schools or covered under federal law. If passed, Senate File 9 would reaffirm the rights of parents regarding their students’ physical and mental health as well as provide a clear pat...

  • Former Powell paraeducator found not guilty of abusing student

    Braden Schiller, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 31, 2023

    POWELL — A former paraeducator in Powell High School’s special education program — who had faced allegations that she abused an adult student and lied to the investigator in 2022 — has been found not guilty of all charges. Jurors acquitted Brandy Wetherbee after an hour and a half of deliberations Thursday, following a four-day trial in Park County District Court. “This is a case that destroyed two people’s lives,” said Brigita Krisjansons, one of Wetherbee’s defense attorneys. “One of the most important consistent people was ripped out of [th...

  • Park County school district approves new set of school book policies

    Braden Schiller, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 25, 2023

    POWELL - After several months of collaboration, including the forming of a special committee, the Park County School District 1 school board unanimously passed the new book selection and adoption policy May 9, which details the steps for reconsideration of library books and the material reconsideration form. The policies began revision through the use of a special committee this winter that consisted of district administrators, teachers, parents and community members. The policy was first seen b...