Education should tighten its spending

Submitted by Todd Bateman
Posted 7/2/20

Dear Editor:

I have a daughter who lives in Powell and she gave me a gift subscription to the Powell Tribune.

A week or so ago a guest editorial was from the Casper Star-Tribune. It outlined …

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Education should tighten its spending

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Dear Editor:

I have a daughter who lives in Powell and she gave me a gift subscription to the Powell Tribune.

A week or so ago a guest editorial was from the Casper Star-Tribune. It outlined the dire financial situation for the state of Wyoming. Nothing new. It quoted Gov. Mark Gordon on some of the cuts that may have to take place.

One of the headlines in that issue was the decision of the school board to grant a 2% pay raise to the superintendent. Now he will earn $164,000.

Last week, the editorial explains how now is not the time for granting raises. Articles in the same issue relate how step and lane raises will be honored and some other raises for school employees. I applaud you for bringing this to the attention of your readership. Your editorial is much more tactful than I in pointing out how with little money in the state now is not the time for granting raises.

We know how that education is a large portion of the state budget. If these people are not willing to tighten their belts they are just making a bad situation worse.

I know I am not in the Park County voting district, but I see waste in education spending in other places. I hope the Park County citizens will turn out to the July 15 school board meeting and express the concern for their spending.

Thanks,

Todd Bateman

Afton

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