Possible education cuts up for public input



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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming schools are facing a $700 million funding deficit and lawmakers need input on possible ways to save that don't involve increased class sizes or steep budget cuts.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2ipScJi) a legislative subcommittee has put forward solutions including combining school districts, reducing funds for student activities and boosting Wyoming's sales tax.

A report issued by the committee says the cuts would occur slowly.

The report says about $3.4 million would be saved with a 10-percent cut in central office administrative salaries.

Powell Republican Rep. David Northrup said the report was released so that educators could weigh in.

House Education Committee members intend to sponsor a bill based on the report.

People can submit input online until Jan. 4.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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