School Trustees Get First Look at Proposed New Boundaries

Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults presented information on proposed new elementary school boundaries Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults presented information on proposed new elementary school boundaries Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Trustees of Sheridan County School District 2 got their first look at proposed changes in elementary school boundaries that could go into effect with the start of school next year.

Scott Stults, who's one of the district's assistant superintendent, presented the information to trustees at their meeting Monday night. He said starting this week, school principals will be visiting with parents potentially affected by the boundary changes, and trustees at their meeting next month will be asked to approve the plan.

Stults said part of the rationale for the boundary changes was that Coffeen Elementary School was over-capacity.

Stults said enrollment at the elementary schools this year ranged from nearly 370 students at Coffeen – the largest enrollment of any elementary school in the district – to just over 300 at Sagebrush.

Under the new boundaries, enrollment would range from just over 320 at three schools to 309 at Highland Park.

Stults said if the boundary changes are approved, all students in fourth and fifth grades and their younger siblings will stay at their current schools until the students complete the fifth grade. At that point, the younger siblings must attend their new neighborhood school.

He told trustees that no matter what school children attend next year, they will get a phenomenal education because of the quality of all of School District 2's schools. All of the elementary schools in Sheridan are National Blue Ribbon schools.

Trustees will be asked to approve new boundary plan next month. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Trustees will be asked to approve new boundary plan next month. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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