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Park County Students Succeeding

Written by on August 18, 2017

Citizens were given the opportunity Tuesday evening to give their input on the state of Wyoming’s current funding model for public education.
Ray Shulte, Park County School District 6 Superintendent, says the goal of the statewide meetings was to see whether or not the educational services that are being provided are appropriate, and then determine the cost to provide the proper level of service.
However, Shulte says that the curriculum that is currently being provided by the Park County Schools is showing positive results, so he says it would be hard for him to argue to change anything because overall, the students here are succeeding.
He adds that on the funding side of the question, that will continue to be a challenge. The district was forced to make cuts totaling around one million dollars, which he says primarily came from eliminating or consolidating staff positions, as well as reducing supplies.
Shulte says that further cuts are anticipated as the state continues to find ways to reduce the education budget.

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