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The Board of Trustees of Carbon Co. School District No. 2 has cancelled the Board Work Session scheduled for Monday, May 17h at 3:00 p.m.

 The Regular Monthly Board Meeting will be held, as scheduled, Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, WY.


Click here to view our latest Carbon County School District #2 Board Meetings held at the Platte Valley Community Center, Saratoga, WY.

Regluar Board Meeting- Monday, May 17th, 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Harrist, State Health Officer for Wyoming, approved CCSD#2’s Variance request, dated effective today, April 9, 2021.  This means that face coverings will no longer be required at any Carbon 2 campus or event – not including buses.  We will still observe social distancing as “much as possible”. 

IT IS VITAL THAT PARENTS HELP US COMPLETE THE YEAR BY KEEPING ANY STUDENT WHO IS ILL AT HOME – with a concerted effort to keep them home if they experience any of the Covid symptoms.  At this time, we have no students out on qurantine due to a positive result or direct contact with a positive individual, and there is only 1 active case in all of Carbon County.  This precaution will prevent direct contact which may require quarantines if it occurs. 

Again, I want to thank all of you for the support you have shown the School Staff during this challenging Covid year! 

Dr. Jim Copeland, Supt.

UPDATE – received 04.09.2021 after original response regarding our variance request:  I apologize, but after receiving the written response from Dr. Harrist approving our variance request (which can be seen in the above link), I received another email from CCPH that it did not include on buses where 6 ft of distance (as much as possible) could not be maintained.  Here is her email:  

Jim, Below is from Alexia (Dr. Harrist) regarding the federal order for masks on public transportation. Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Amanda Brown, Carbon County Public Health

There is a federal order requiring that masks be worn on public transportation ( and CDC provided a recent interpretation of this order to include school buses ( 

What I can say now is that while the Wyoming Department of Health can exempt a school from the state requirements, we do not have the authority to exempt them from any federal orders or requirements. So the school should be aware that the federal order is out there and the state cannot exempt them from that. 

Dr. Harrist




CCSD2 2021 Annual Stakeholder Meeting

Each year, CCSD2 holds an annual stakeholder meeting to discuss various grant funds, what those monies have been used for during the current year, and to take suggestions for future fund usage by any students, parents, community members, teachers, admins, etc.

This year’s meeting was held on Wednesday, May 5th.  A recording of the meeting can be found here for those interested: 

Carbon County School District No. 2 was created in 1972 through the consolidation of school districts in the eastern half of Carbon County, Wyoming.

The District encompasses 4,000 square miles in southeastern Wyoming with the eastern border less than 100 miles from Cheyenne and the southern border beginning at the Colorado / Wyoming state line. Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific railroad bisects the District.

Schools are located in the communities of Elk Mountain, Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow and Saratoga. The District Administration Central Office is located in Saratoga, which is the largest of the five communities.



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Carbon County School Dist. No. 2
PO Box 1530
315 N. 1st Street
Saratoga, Wyoming 82331

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Mon – Thu
8:00 AM – Noon • Fri
Closed • Sat – Sun

Phone: 307-326-5271
Fax: 307-326-8089