LARAMIE, Wyo. (July 16, 2021) – At the July 14 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, the Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract extension and raise for Superintendent Dr. Jubal Yennie. Dr. Yennie has served as superintendent of ACSD#1 since July 1, 2015.

“We have an exceptional professional in Dr. Yennie, and we want to retain him,” said Chairwoman Janice Marshall. “Dr. Yennie has provided strong, caring leadership since he began in Albany County School District. This year, he has shown outstanding crisis management skills. He has a can-do attitude, and an ability to view challenges as opportunities. He has high expectations and standards for the district and for himself.”

“I am thankful for a supportive school board who continues to have high expectations for me and for our community,” Dr. Yennie said. “The school board strives for professionalism and continuous improvement for students and staff, and we are looking forward to this coming year as we emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.”

Dr. Yennie’s new contract runs through June 30, 2024, and is scheduled to increase his salary by 2.5 percent to $185,676.70 per year. Dr. Yennie last received a pay increase in 2019, while all other district employees received a yearly raise.

“After a positive evaluation, the board did entertain this motion, and I’d say we are very aware of the funding landscape for education in Wyoming,” Marshall said. “We are also very aware that the job of the superintendent requires an extremely specific skill set, and the job of the superintendent requires a high level of stress. This year in Wyoming, nearly a quarter of the superintendents have turned over. Both Colorado districts where my grandchildren attend lost their superintendents in the fall.”

The Board evaluated Dr. Yennie’s job performance in an executive session during the July 7 Work Session. The Board then passed the motion for the extension and raise on July 14 at the Regular Meeting.

“We provide this extension and salary increase to express the board’s confidence in his leadership,” Marhsall said. “Thank you, Dr. Yennie, for your leadership and your commitment to serving the students and staff in Albany County School District. We look forward to continuing our work together.”

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