School Construction Tops $90 Million in First Half of 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Equality State spent $91,587,886 on K-12 school construction during the first six months of 2014, according to Bill Panos, Director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department (SFD). The total includes money for planning, design, construction, land and various professional services, such as engineers, architects and contractors. “The construction season is very busy throughout the state,” Panos said. “SFD is working closely with school districts to ensure our school construction projects maximize value to communities across Wyoming.”
Wyoming is home to 48 school districts. Since 2002, the state has appropriated over $2.7 billion for school construction and maintains over 21 million square feet of educational facilities. “We are fortunate to live in a state where both the governor and Legislature are committed to providing children with high quality educational facilities,” Panos said.