- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Twelve school districts in Wyoming have joined together to form a coalition as the state looks to adjust school funding.

The Gillette News Record reports (http://bit.ly/1U9QKb6 ) that the regional cost adjustment is a combination of two formulas used to determine cost of living changes in Wyoming annually. It is part of the model used to determine funding for school districts. Over the past three years, Campbell County has lost $2.07 million in funding as a result of the adjustment.

The coalition has formed to keep districts from losing funding and to protect district interests. It will hire an economist to develop an index that could compare cost of living fairly across the state.

Last year, nine schools districts formed a coalition and successfully lobbied legislators to budget for an external cost adjustment.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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