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Pouring Foundations in Ten Sleep
After decades of renovations and additions to their school originally constructed in the mid 1930s, the town of Ten Sleep in Washakie County SD2 has begun construction on their new K-12 facility. The original school had two major additions built, in 1958 the gym, middle school, and highschool wings were added, with a new elementary wing added in 1979. Now Ten Sleep is replacing the old piece-mealed facility with an all new one, with a target capacity of 141 students. The new school is being built on the site of the old school, which will be demolished after construction is completed in the fall of 2024. Arete Design Group is the architect on the project with Groathouse Construction serving as the General Contractor.
The School Facilities Division (SFD) assists school districts in the assessing, planning, financing, construction, and maintenance of educational facilities across Wyoming.
Working under the direction of the School Facilities Commission (SFC), the SFD is responsible for: implementing policies, guidelines, and standards adopted by the Commission; helping districts develop comprehensive, long range facility plans; maintaining a school facilities database comprised of building and facility specific information; and many other duties as outlined in W.S. 21-15-123.
Established as part of the SFC in 2002, the SFD became an independent agency in 2011 when the Legislature enacted Senate File 0110. Further legislation in 2016 made School Facilities a division of a new agency: the State Construction Department (SCD), who also oversees the Construction Management division (CM).
Throughout its evolution, the SFD's core mission has been to provide quality K-12 educational facilities for children across Wyoming.
Your School Districts - Our Clients
The SFD serves a unique clientele of 48 school districts. These are home to over 92,000 K-12 students and over 26 million square feet of educational facilities.
Since 2002, the state has allocated over $3.6 billion for school facilities program, including appropriations for planning, design, construction, land purchases, and infrastructure (roads, sewers, water supply, telecommunications).
School districts are found in each of Wyoming's 23 counties. Explore the websites below to learn more about our district clients.
To learn more about specific School projects shown below and which are currently accepting bids, please visit our SF Procurement page and view bids in Quest CDN. NOTE: Bids for Laramie County SD#1 projects are available separately here.
Annual Reports & Budget Requests
Annual Reports & Budget Requests
As required under W.S. 21-115-19, each year the School Facilities Commission and SFD submit an Annual Report and Budget Request to the Legislature and sitting governor. This includes funding recommendations for capital construction, component, and major maintenance projects, along with other important information.
SFC 2018 Annual Report/2019-20 Supplemental Budget Request (UPDATED)
2017-2018 Supplemental Budget Request_Updated August 29 2016
2017-2018 Budget Recommendations from the governor & Select Committee
Proposed 2013 SFC Annual Report & 2015-16 Biennial Budget Request
Special Reports & Studies
Reports & Studies
Report to the Joint Education Interim Committee - June 14, 2016
Opinion Report of Wyoming K-12 Security Assessment_June 2015
2014 University of Wyoming Estimation of WSFD Future Revenue Streams and Department Expenditure Needs: 2017-2022
Adequacy Standards Draft Report to the Select Committee October 29, 2014
Capitalization & Asset Preservation Study
In October 2014, the Select Committee on School Facilities directed SFD to review current policies and practices regarding the maintenance of school facilities with the purpose of further preserving the assets invested by the State of Wyoming.
In response, SFD contracted 21st Century School Fund to develop a white paper on asset preservation and capitalization, along with an introductory brochure about the School Facilities Program. Below are links to each:
School Safety and Security Study
Following a direct request from the Wyoming Legislature, the SFD hired a consultant to conduct a comprehensive security assessment of K-12 school facilities throughout the state.
The assessment was performed by Facility Engineering Associates, PC (FEA) from March through mid-May 2015. Below are documents associated with this assessment.
Wyoming School Security Fund Deployment Presentation August 2015
Meeting Agenda Security Project Funding/ Deployment August 2015
Opinion Report of Wyoming K-12 Security Assessment June 2015
Assessment Overview and Summary of Assessment Procedures_February 2015