District 2 trustees adopt $51 million budget

School District 2 trustees adopted a $51 million budget Wednesday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees expect to spend just under $51.17 million in the year that started on July 1.

That’s the budget they adopted following a public hearing Wednesday night. Business Manager Eileen Bentley in presenting the budget said there are no increases to the base salaries of the district’s certified and classified employees.

In her budget message to trustees, Bentley said Sheridan County’s assessed valuations are projected to increase in this fiscal year. In addition, she said, the district’s special revenues will increase largely due to the CARES funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 2 Business Manager Eileen Bentley. (Photo by Pat Blair)

On the expenditures side, capital funds will increase due to the building of the new John C. Schiffer Collaborative School.

Bentley said the current level of funding from the state is uncertain at this time, due to a combination of this year’s recalibration process and upcoming state budget reductions.

In other action Wednesday, trustees approved the district’s Smart Start Plan. Sheridan Media will have more on that in a later story.

Trustees also approved the Wyoming High School Activities Association Enrollment and Catastrophic/Liability Insurance, approved a Title I application by Sagebrush School and approved the bus routes and non-public road travel for buses for the year ahead.

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