School Costs Will Require More Money

Cheyenne, Wy – Costs for building schools in the state are starting to skyrocket. State officials had thought they would be able to use a specific fund to pay for all new school construction. But Governor Dave Freudenthal says higher then expected construction costs means that he will need to ask the legislature for more money. The higher costs mean more tension between districts and the state over school design. One idea is to have the state set up a standard design for schools. But Freudenthal opposes that idea, saying that the schools should reflect local flavor.Freudenthal says both the state and the school districts need to understand that there is limited money and that they need to work together on getting schools built.