2017 Legislative Updates

Wyoming Education Association Concerned School Facilities Commission Illegally Raising Class Sizes:

The Wyoming Education Association contends that the School Facilities Commission (SFC) is attempting to increase class sizes illegally. WEA sent a letter to the SFC, explaining that their decision to increase class sizes from 16 students to 25 students is not only contrary to law, but is also a very bad idea for children in Wyoming.

OCTOBER 25, 2017 PRESS RELEASE

Majority of Wyoming Voters Want to Protect the Quality of Wyoming Education and Are Willing to Pay More in Taxes to Avoid Cuts to K-12 Wyoming Public Education:

A July telephone survey of 500 registered Wyoming voters revealed that 78% of voters are willing to pay something more in taxes each year if dedicated to K-12 schools. WEA contracted with the nation’s largest Republican pollster, Public Opinion Strategies, to complete this statistically valid research.

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Daily Legislative Updates:

WEA monitors closely any legislation regarding public education, child/young adult well-being and public sector employees. The WEA Legislative Action Team works hard to provide a daily legislative update. Feel free to look at our 2017 Legislative Talking Points memo.

WEA’s School finance comments regarding the Joint Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Education Deficit Reduction document: Wyoming K-12 Education Funding Deficit White Paper.

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