Public Meeting on Education Funding Tomorrow
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 14, 2017
Local citizens will have a chance to give their input on the state of Wyoming’s school funding model at a public meeting tomorrow.
It’s one of four meetings being held around the state that will allow residents to discuss the state’s educational curriculum, activities and athletics, class sizes and proper school facilities, as well as the current funding model. In Cody, the meeting will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Cody High School.
The meetings are being coordinated by the state’s legislative office. In a letter to parents last week, Park County School District 6 board chair Kelly Simone pointed out that over the last six years, school budgets have been cut by approximately $171 million, $71 million of which has been lost in the last two years alone. This has resulted in the loss of jobs and educational programs.
Due to the projected education funding shortfall, the legislature is reassessing Wyoming’s school funding model. So from August 14-17, public meetings will be held across Wyoming. Simone urges residents to attend the meetings, saying, quote, “It is crucial that state officials hear your voice,” endquote.