Design Under Way for Schiffer School

With a site and funds secured, and an architect on board, the planning and design of the proposed John C. Schiffer Collaborative School is under way.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent with Sheridan County School District 2, said in a recent interview the state of Wyoming has released money for planning and design of the proposed alternative school.

District 2 is taking the lead for construction of the school. Malone Belton Abel of Sheridan has been named architect for the project, and Stults said that firm has subcontracted with a firm in Michigan that specifically designs schools.

Stults said the site for the school, which will be built on land acquired in a land trade with Sheridan College, is to the west of the ag facility on what is currently pasture. He said it's a great location for the school.

School District 2 has operated the John C. Schiffer school, which is an alternative high school, on the Sheridan College campus for District 2 students this year, but the new school building, which completed, will serve students from Sheridan County School Districts 1 and 3 and the Johnson County school district as well as District 2.

Stults said Troy Lake will continue as principal of the new school building.

Stults said Mathers Heuck, District 2's facilities director, would attend a state school facilities commission this week to get additional information on the project, including when the state will release money for construction of the school. Stults said money for the school has been allocated, but construction won't start until the state releases those funds.

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