- 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

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide