WPR News
1:20 pm
Mon April 19, 2004

Cody Parents Upset By Skiing Program Cut

Cody, WY – Cody parents are upset with the school board's decision to cut the Nordic skiing program. Trustees gave tentative approval to the budget cuts earlier this month as part of efforts to save money and make up an 849 thousand dollar budget deficit. Boys swimming and gymnastics also would be cut after the 2004-2005 season. Advocates of Nordic skiing say it's a lifetime sport that offers a lot of health benefits and builds character. 14 students participated in the Cody skiing program this year. Parents will argue their case before the school board Tuesday.