Natrona County School District board members. (Rhonda Schulte, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees will discuss accepting a series of significant gifts and grants at tonight’s board meeting. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at 970 N. Glenn Road and can also be viewed on the NCSD YouTube channel.

The first gift up for consideration is a donation of six engines from Briggs & Stratton to the Pathways Innovation Center. Valued at $8,226, the engines will enhance the automotive program under the direction of Troy Corson, Automotive Program teacher, and Bryan Honken, principal.

Another windfall for the Innovation Center from the Wyoming Department of Education, a $10,581 reimbursement grant, will support industry-recognized credentials at the center. The credentials include Occupational Safety and Health Administration – 10, Prometric nursing, and other professional certifications.

Kelly Walsh High School’s Industrial Technology Program could also benefit from a $10,000 Cutting Edge Grant from the Wyoming Department of Education. The funds will be used to update and incorporate industry-standard equipment for the woodshop, including the update of its 2006 Shopbot CNC router.

The NCSD Transportation Department has also received a donation of 54 Engine Block Control Units, valued at $6,750. These units will contribute to energy savings related to buses by monitoring electricity needs while the engine block heaters are in use.

The memo prepared for the NCSD Board of Trustees can be found below.