Laramie, Wy – The state has come up with a way to get around formulas and help communities build school auditoriums, pools and gymnasiums. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Trent Blankenship, says these types of facilities are used by a lot by communities and it is a problem that the new school construction formula does not include them. He says this new plan would allow a community to tax itself and get some other revenue to create more options, like building a pool or keeping an old auditorium.
Blankenship says the system would be fair because all communities would have equal access to it. The legislature does still have to approve the idea before it could be put into use.