GREEN RIVER — A flier passed around Sweetwater County School District No. 2 titled “School Closure Information: A Community Guide” discusses the proposal to mothball Jackson Elementary School, though the district’s board of trustees has not yet voted on the matter.
In outlining the “information used for the recommendation to close Jackson Elementary,” the flier notes after the relocation of English Language Learners and 18 transfer students, the school has the “smallest home-boundary” with an enrollment of 120 students. In addition, the district said the building needs upgrades and “unfortunately, there looks to be no state funding available in the near future for upgrading school buildings.”
Under the subtitle “Closing of Jackson,” it states “The closing of Jackson Elementary has a potential savings of $1.22 million, which would address a major portion of the $1.45 million of known reductions due to enrollment.” Part of Wyoming school funding is based on student enrollment totals.