School district becomes 'recapture district'

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is generating more than it is allotted in education funding, becoming one of the state’s few recapture districts.

Recapture districts are important to the state as the excess funds generated are spread to the other counties to help make education more equitable between districts. District officials announced the district’s status during the monthly board of trustees meeting last week.

According to Chris Dean, the district’s business manager, the district mineral production mill taxes are being generated at a “very healthy” rate. Statute changes last year...


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