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School district prepares for budget cuts

For all the drastic cuts being made, one important chunk of Wyoming’s financial picture has yet to be examined. At this time, school districts across the state are waiting to hear how the shortfall will affect their budgets in the coming years.

As Governor Mark Gordon has repeatedly pointed out, education takes up a sizeable portion of the state budget. However, it is enshrined in Wyoming law that schools be funded to a certain level, which is why education was not included in the $500 million cuts that were recently announced.

“There is a quality of education that they are responsible...

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