During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wyoming schools invested improved air ventilation, smaller classes, and more nurses and counselors, and individualized instruction. To accommodate these changes, additional temporary instructional and professional staff were hired. Those funds are now drying up.

Schools face an additional burden due to decreasing family sizes and underutilization of existing school buildings. The Wyoming Department of Education reports that ESSER funds, which stand for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency, funded 2477 temporary jobs.

The president of the Natrona County School District commented that kids struggled to read and learn long before COVID-19.  Read more>>>

Many WY teachers will be fired as federal COVID funds expire

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