School Funding Bill Heading To Governor’s Desk
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to spend about $600 million on school construction and renovations over the next two years is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.
The Wyoming House voted 51-8 to give final approval to Senate File 105 on Thursday.
Representatives rejected an amendment to reduce the funding to $245 million.
Rep. Matt Teeters, a Republican from Lingle, said the bill had grown by over $83 million since it was first introduced. With revenues declining, he said the amendment would give the Legislature time to consider what it can afford.
But Rep. Steve Harshman, a Casper Republican, said several districts are dealing with capacity problems.
Among the things the bill would pay for are a new school building and property for four new schools in Cheyenne.