Plans Under Way for Schiffer School Building

While the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School is up and running, operating in rooms made available at Sheridan College, plans are moving forward for the building that will eventually house the facility.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent for Sheridan County School District 2, which will own the school, said the district would like to start construction in summer 2019.

But, he said, district staff and administration don't know if that will happen. At this point, Stults said, the district is waiting on a decision from Wyoming's state school facilities commission and – more critically – the Legislature, which will ultimately decide when the school can be constructed.

In the meantime, School District 2 has secured the plot of land from Sheridan College on which the school will be built. Mitch Craft, who's also an assistant superintendent for district 2, said the site is directly west of the University of Wyoming Watt building.

Craft said the architecture team in fact met earlier this week with students and teachers at Schiffer to look at preliminary design concepts.

Craft said the local firm is Malone Belton Abel, and they are working with a Michigan firm that specializes in the design of creative school models.

He said the school district is very excited and believes that the new school building will absolutely meet the needs of the students and staff and will fit nicely into the aesthetics of the Sheridan College campus.

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