District Wants More Green Space in Big Horn

More green space is needed at the Big Horn school campus.

That was the big issue that came out of a joint work session this week of trustees of Sheridan County School District 1 and the district's recreation district.

School District Superintendent Pete Kilbride said there's ample green space around the district's central office in Ranchester as well as around the Tongue River Middle School.

He said trustees at their work session talked about ideas to help resolve that problem.

Kilbride said gym space is another issue. Again, he said, the Tongue River Community Center in Dayton helps provide additional gym space for the schools on that side of District 1, but there's a lack of space in Big Horn.

Carol Garber, who's both a District 1 trustee and the trustees' representative on the Recreation District board, wore both hats in this week's work session.

Kilbride said District 1 trustees and members of the recreation district board plan to meet again in about two weeks and share ideas about what should happen during the next couple of years. Kilbride said the recreation district has funds that board members would like to start using to benefit both sides of the district.

Kilbride said the mission of the recreation district relates to activities, programs and facilities to enhance the community availability of recreational activities. He said that includes the adults in the area as well as the district's youth.