WPR News
1:05 pm
Thu July 1, 2004

Wyoming To Spend Federal Education Money

Cheyenne, WY – The federal government is reminding states they need to spend or earmark education money by September 30th or lose it. In Wyoming, officials are sawying they anticipate spending all of the state's share. Department of Education Finance Director Fred Hansen says in the past, there have been a few times when they didn't spend all the funds the federal government earmarked for Wyoming. But he says most school districts are familiar with federal programs and certainly have planned to apply for the federal money. Some in Congress argue that because the states have not spent all the money they receive there is no need to complain about a lack of funding. The Wyoming Education Department's Public Affairs Director says the state gets plenty of federal money, but could always use more.