Lawmakers look to revise Wyoming's school funding model
Wyoming – Once upon a time the state of Wyoming lost a lawsuit over how it funded schools. Shortly after that legislators developed a new mechanism to fund schools. It's called the funding model. The state sends money to local districts based on their idea of a model school. Among other things it has an ideal number of teachers, support staff and class sizes. But since it's only a model districts can spend state money in any way they see fit. And that has led to some controversy as a select legislative committee is updating the model. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.