District consolidation proposed

CHEYENNE - Facing massive cuts to the state's K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming's 48 school districts into 24.

"We, as a Legislature, fully understand that we have to rein in costs for education. Rather than making cuts to teacher salaries, personnel or closing down schools, I thought this was a better avenue to pursue," said Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, who is sponsoring House Bill 77.

"I spent two years chairing the Revenue Committee trying to raise some money and revenue sources, and that was a no-go," he said...


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