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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 ( 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.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,

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