Articles written by Kristen Czaban

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  • School districts seek higher cap on reserve accounts

    Kristen Czaban, Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 18, 2020

    SHERIDAN — Administrators from local school districts asked legislators to push for an increase in the amount districts can keep in reserves, especially as budgets tighten across the state. Currently, school districts by law can keep 15% of their budgets in reserves. Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said a higher cap on reserves would allow districts to continue funding student programs when revenues are down. Dougherty also noted school districts are not currently encouraged to be fiscally responsible, b...

  • Options weighted on legislative session

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 8, 2020

    SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the members of the 65th Legislature, Senate President Drew Perkins, R-Casper, and Speaker of the House Steve Harshman, R-Casper, indicated that ongoing discussions regarding the public health crisis have prompted the need for additional work from legislators. The Legislature’s Management Council will meet remotely April 1...