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By Kathy Brown
Gillette News Record 

Campbell 'recapture' payments total almost $1 billion


July 26, 2018

GILLETTE — It was pretty much par for the course for Campbell County School District trustees in approving the district’s 2019 fiscal year budgets.

Except for one thing — $11.3 million of one thing.

That’s the amount of recapture money the Campbell County School District will send to the state of Wyoming in 2019, about a 301 percent increase from a year ago.

It’s something the school district has done since 1984 as one of the richest districts in the state. The money is put into the state’s School Foundation program to pay for schools and student education statewide on an equal...

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