District 2 Sees No Need for New Elementary School

Sheridan County School District 2 has land to build a sixth elementary school in Sheridan, but the district isn't ready to take that step at this time.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent for the district, said land was purchased on the north side of Sheridan in January 2015.

But right now, he said, he thinks the district's enrollment numbers don't justify another elementary school.

Currently, he said, although the district is growing steadily, that growth is only a small percentage each year. There is a disparity among numbers of students in each of the schools, but Stults hopes that a current move to redraw boundaries among the elementary schools will take care of that.

He said if the district sees an influx, to the point where the district needs to hire substantially more employees, then the district may need to consider another school.

But that hasn't happened yet, he said.


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