District 2 Seeks State Planning Funds

Sheridan County School District 2 is asking for money from the state to help plan the future of Sagebrush Elementary School, two alternative schools and the district's bus barn.

District Facilities Director Julie Carroll sent a letter to the Wyoming School Facilities Department earlier this month, outlining a need for planning funds from the state agency.

The school facilities director said Sagebrush is already on the state's Needs Index List, ranked at Number 24 in priority. The school was built in 1986. The facilities director says the school needs either major renovation or a rebuild.

She said the district's alternative schools, Fort Mackenzie and The Wright Place, have never been on the state's Needs Index List, but both schools need a permanent home. The schools have been in the Early Building at Sheridan Junior High School until this year, but the junior high school needs that building now to accommodate enrollment growth. The alternative schools this year moved to the old Highland Elementary School.

School transportation facilities have never been on the state needs list, but this year they have been included for the first time. The Sheridan District 2 bus barn is number 7 on the state list. The barn was built in 1977 and is in poor condition, the district facilities director said.


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