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Gillette schools could lose $5.4M from drop in enrollment 


October 15, 2016

GILLETTE (AP) — Campbell County public schools could lose about $5.4 million in state funding because of a drop in student enrollment caused mainly by the downturn in Wyoming’s energy industry.

Because state public school funding is based on a three-year rolling average of enrollment, the district won’t experience the full effects of a big drop in funding until three years from now.

Campbell County school administrators say they are using that time to look at ways to save money now in preparation for future budget cuts.

“We want to make sure we try to use a scalpel rather than an ax...

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