Prior to each legislative session, the School Facilities Commission and SFD submit a budget to the governor and Select Committee outlining funding recommendations for capital construction projects, component projects, as well as major maintenance.
After submission, the budget proceeds through an executive and legislative review process where the original funding recommendations may be modified. Final funding requests are then included in a draft bill and presented to the entire legislature for consideration.
Once the legislature has approved the bill, or a modified version thereof, it is sent to the governor to sign so funds can be appropriated. State funds cannot be appropriated to school construction projects without obtaining executive and legislative approval.
In addition to funding requests, bills that affect SFC/SFD policies and procedures may also be considered by the legislature. From the 2016 session these include:
On occasion, the SFC/SFD has requested a formal opinion from the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General (AG) to help clarify statute or provide guidance on specific issues. Click here to learn more about AG opinions related to SFC/SFD.