District 2 land purchase to close Friday

Sheridan County School District 2 will close Friday on the purchase of Holly Seed property on Fifth Street adjacent to Sheridan High School.

A report on the land purchase was presented at this week’s meeting of the district trustees.

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said the purchase will be made using a $1.4 million donation from Homer “Scotty” and Janet Scott.

Dougherty said the district isn’t in a hurry and won’t rush through the process, but he and others do want to start identifying and prioritizing the greatest needs of the district’s students. He said the goal is to create a plan that addresses the greatest number of needs possible for the students and the community.

He said the district’s capital construction committee and the board of trustees will be involved as well as other stakeholders.

The Scotts’ donation was announced at the trustees meeting last month. Dougherty said this isn’t the first time the Scott family has made donations to the school district. He said they have made donations over decades and have been a tremendous asset to School District 2 as well as the community overall.

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