New School Funding Set-Up Before State Representatives

Cheyenne, WY – The model for funding Wyoming schools will likely change dramatically next fall. Lawmakers are working on a new funding system. Wednesday, the House debated the proposed set-up for the first time and voted for it. It would cost the state an extra 200 million dollars each year. But, Representative Jeff Wasserburger, the chair of education committee, says the extra money will create a funding system second to none. This new system would mean a pay raises and extra training for teachers. Additionally, more money would go to vocational education, summer school, and longer school days for at risk students.