The trustees of Fremont County School District #25 in Riverton learned Tuesday night that the District’s capacity needs are to be addressed by the Wyoming School Facilities Department (SFD) in a meeting next week. The Riverton schools are presently at 123 percent of capacity. Proposed are plans to construct a new K-3 elementary school with three sections, perform a 40 percent remodel of Rendezvous Elementary and either expand and renovate or replace Jackson school.
At last month’s regular meeting, trustees opted to support a plan that would replace Jackson, rather than renovate a 60 year-old building.
Superintendent Terry Snyder reported that the capacity construction projects have only received development funds at this point, and the construction has not yet been funded. He said the SFD will make that decision next week.
Snyder said the district is working toward meeting the legislative mandated goal of a 16:1 student/teacher ratio for the K-3 grades. “We’ve made progress with that, moving from a 25:1 ratio to this year’s 18.7:1 ratio. He said the new capacity, if approved, would enable the district to reach the mandated goal.