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School finds money for bleachers, discusses building schools

Submitted by Newsroom on December 15, 2011 – 1:10 pmNo Comment

Superintendent Terry Snyder of District 25 in Riverton said the district plans to use $680,000 left over from an audit settlement to pay for bleachers at the new Wolverine field; and are discussing building options to meet the state’s new standard of 16 students per teacher from kindergarten through third grade.

Superintendent Terry Snyder

He said meeting the standard poses two problems for Riverton – need more space and more teachers. Thirteen teachers have been hired, already, since the standards were issued last Legislative session, but the district needs nine more.

As for space, he said they’re using computer labs and cafeterias for now, but are talking about two options – erecting a single building near Aspen Park Elementary and an addition to Jackson Elementary for a quick fix, or setting out a two-year plan for building two smaller elementary schools.

To listen to the interview with News Director Leslie Stratmoen, which aired Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, on Chit Chat — CLICK HERE

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By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Superintendent Terry Snyder of Riverton said the local school district plans to use $680,000 left over from an audit settlement to pay for bleachers at the new Wolverine field. They’re also discussing building options to meet the state’s new standard of 16 students per one teacher from kindergarten through the third grade.

He said meeting the standard poses two problems for Riverton – they need more space and more teachers. Thirteen teachers have been hired, already, since the standards were issued last Legislative session, but, he said, the district needs nine more.

As for space, he said they’re using computer labs and cafeterias for now, but are talking about two options – erecting a single building near Aspen Park Elementary and an addition to Jackson Elementary for a quick fix, or setting out a two-year plan for building two smaller elementary schools.

He said the bleachers will be a scaled down version of what the voters turned down as a bond issue, and no bathrooms, concessions or locker rooms will be installed.

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