Laramie County School District progresses towards Coyote Ridge construction

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Due to the Capital City’s expansion over the years, a need for more school facilities has come up.

“Coyote ridge came into the funding because we’re overcrowded in the elementary schools, 5-6th primarily. We got the funding about two years ago, we’ve spent some time going through a redesign,” said David Bartlett, Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations.

After approval for a new fifth-and-sixth-grade school building, the Laramie County School District has set a plan in motion for it’s completion. Within the next few weeks, LCSD1 hopes to have the final design approved, with bidding for construction soon to follow.

Coyote Ridge will be located off of Powderhouse Road and East Carlson Street. The school is currently being designed to meet a 550 student capacity. The construction will turn four surrounding schools (Hobbs, Jessup, Davis, and Prairie Wind) into K-4 schools, all filtering into Coyote Ridge. From there, they will go to McCormick Junior High, and onto Central High School.

The mascot for the school, the Coyote, was chosen by the future students of Coyote Ridge. As were their colors, which will be teal, black, and white.

The current aim time for Coyote Ridge’s completion is 2023. With issues like COVID-19 and hyper inflation, it’s not yet sure if that target time will be met.

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