State Finishes One Education Issue Another Starts
Cheyenne, Wy – An increase in small school funding and in an area called external cost adjustment will mean a major increase in funding for state schools. The school funding bill, when combined with other education committee funding bills, will mean that no school districts will lose money. Meanwhile, the committee agreed to add in a six million dollar grant program for full day Kindergarten. This prompted committee chairman Jeff Wasserburger to say that education funding reform is just about over.
Wasserburger says school districts' main concern now is centered on how school capital facilities are being handled. A contested hearing on that topic has been requested by Green River Attorney Ford Bussart.