School Board Considers Pool Agreement

The Cody School Board is working with the City of Cody to reach an agreement on how much to pay for the use of the swimming pool.
Last year, concerns about the cost of the swim program at Cody Middle School and Cody High School caused the board to look at cutting the program in an effort to save money. Statewide, the K-12 school system is facing a budget shortfall of $800 million dollars in the next two years, with Park County School District 6 expected to trim at least $113,000.
During a school board meeting last spring, the board was faced with the fact that there were no numbers to justify the $40,250 dollars per year that have been paid to the City for use of the pool. At this Tuesday’s work session, the board discussed a proposed Memorandum of Understanding that was drawn up by the City to continue to use the pool, based on budget numbers with line item amounts.
Trustee Jenni Rosencranse, who was the former Administrative Services Director at the City, spoke to the experience the City has in creating agreements such as this, and expressed her confidence in the accuracy of the amounts stated in the proposed memorandum.

The School Board will continue to negotiate with the City on details of the agreement, and will vote on the final document at an upcoming regular meeting.