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New School ~ Slade Elementary
Pictured here at nearly 80% complete, the new Slade Elementary is on track to open this August and be ready for Albany County students before the school year begins. With a total square footage of 63,096 the building can hold over 440 students in grades K-5. Slade was built on the site of the old Laramie High School and utilizes its gymnasium, saving it from demolition.
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 to learn more about our district clients.
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.
Special Reports & Studies
Reports & Studies
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.