A large percentage of our township expenses goes to support of local schools. The 2008 tax dollars went as follows:
Barron Area Schools $1,067.91
Boyceville schools $84,642.02
Prairie Farm Schools $135,690.75
Chippewa Valley Technical College; $29.504.10
A number of educational facilities are available to residents in the Town of Sheridan
These range from a local elementary school to three universities within commuting distance.
The township is primarily served by the Boyceville and Prairie Farm School Districts. The School district boundary zig-zags through the township.
Sheridan Township is part of the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). CVTC has a campus in Menomonie. They offer several associate degrees and technical diploma programs. A variety of other programs are available on the main campus in Eau Claire or on one of the other satellite campuses of the District.
Other higher education degree programs are available from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. All are within commuting distance.
Most local libraries belong to the MORE system. Member libraries share books, so you can:
- check out a book at one (Eau Claire for example) and return it at any other member library (Menomonie for example).See http://www.more.lib.wi.us/screens/morelibs.html for their locations.
- use your web browser to search the MORE on-line catalog of all the MORE libraries.
- select material (book, music, DVD...) from any of the libraries and have it sent to your most convenient library (Boyceville, perhaps) for pick-up.
- have one library card that works in the whole MORE system.
A new volunteer-run library is also available several days each week in Ridgeland. See http://ridgelandarealibrary.org/