- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County school officials are preparing for an enrollment decline estimated at about 300 students this fall due to the economic downturn that eliminated numerous jobs.

Business Manager Don Dihle predicted a 250-student drop in March. He tells the Gillette News Record (https://bit.ly/2abYs2l) that the 300-student decrease might under-estimate the student losses, too.

School officials have cut nine elementary teaching positions in Campbell County. Deputy Superintendent Alex Ayers says attrition took care of the cuts. The school district also is moving some teachers around and expects to cut six sections of kindergarten.

Classes are scheduled to start on Aug. 22.


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

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