School District 2 Adopts Budget

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees adopted a budget Tuesday night that projects spending more than $66.6 million this year, including more than $49.4 million from the district's general fund.

Business Manager Roxie Taft said the district cut 1 percent from the general fund budget over last year, about $500,000, and explained how that was done.

Other cost-cutting measures includes leasing rather than buying school buses and decreasing the district's building supply budgets. Taft said the district also benefits from an 11.66 percent increase in funds paid by the state for the average number of students enrolled in the district's schools.

Other than the general fund, the district also receives, and spends, money through a special revenue fund, early retirement fund, major maintenance and capital funds, a food service fund, memorial fund and pupil activity fund.

In other action Tuesday, trustees re-appointed Kim Anderson to the Sheridan Recreation District board of directors, and approved a request from Julie Carroll to advertise bids for facilities projects, including drainage and playground surfacing at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School and security solutions recommended by Homeland Security. All of the projects are funded by the state of Wyoming.

Following an executive session to discuss personnel issues, trustees returned to open meeting to approve several changes in staffing, extra duty assignments and new hires and transfers.

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