WPR News
1:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2004

Property Taxes May Be Needed For School Improvements

Laramie, Wy – New Wyoming building standards for schools say the state will only pay for adequate facilities. So, school districts that want larger classrooms, or larger auditoriums will be asked to pay for those things themselves. The plan is to have districts pass local property taxes. Senator Irene Devin does not think it goes against a Supreme Court mandate that the state pay for schools, because the bill specifically addresses enhancements.
Devin adds that the bill includes a provision that could enhance one of the mills to deal with the disparity of mills between school districts.