Planning & Financing

Project Financing

District facility plans, along with other assessment tools and methodologies, are used to help SFD formulate funding recommendations for various school facility projects across the state, including capital construction and component projects. These project and funding recommendations are included in the SFC/SFD Annual Report and Budget Request which is sent to the Select Committee on School Facilities and the governor.

After getting input from the Select Committee, the budget portion of the annual report proceeds through a legislative and executive review process where the original funding recommendations may be modified by the governor, the Legislature, or both.

Final funding requests are then included in a draft bill and presented to the entire Legislature for further action. Once approved, the bill is sent to the governor to sign so funds can be dispersed to various projects.

For major maintenance projects, school districts receive annual funding from the state. The amount is derived from a formula that is partially based on the replacement value of school facilities in each district, as well as each district's ADM (Average Daily Membership).

Facility Planning

Facility plans detail the ways each district intends to remedy the facility needs of education, administration, and transportation buildings within its jurisdiction.

Under SFC Rules and Regulations, facility plans are required to include a full outline of major maintenance, details on facility modifications (including grade configurations), justifications for new or replacement facilities, anticipated land acquisitions, and an estimated cost for all remedies being proposed.

Assisting each district with developing a long-range, comprehensive facility plan is, by statute, a fundamental duty of the School Facilities Department.

2016 Facilities Condition Assessments

Facility Planning is one of the most fundamental duties of the SFD. Wyoming law requires SFD to gather and maintain a database on each school district's facilities.

That's why the SFD conducts a study of building conditions every four years called a Condition Assessment.

The following is a list of questions that school districts frequently ask about the condition assessment process answered by.

2016 Indices

The rankings reflected in the following documents are based on building condition scores as determined by the assessment process.

Please note: a building's rank and/or score does not imply a guarantee of legislative funding.

Non-Educational Buildings

Statewide Index

District-Level Index