This week, the Legislature’s Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration recommended that the state stick with the same school funding model it’s been using for the past decade. That means school districts would get basically the same amount of money they have been getting.
The move came after months of discussion—and consideration of another funding model, based on what consultants say it should cost to educate Wyoming’s students. That model would have reduced funding by about $50 million per year. Wyoming Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank spoke with Senate President Phil Nicholas about why they landed where they did.