WPR News
2:49 pm
Mon June 7, 2004

Wyoming Teacher Salaries Stagnant

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Education Association is expressing dismay that teacher salaries remain stagnant despite the state's economic boom. That's the conclusion of a new National Education Association report. W-E-A President Gary McDowell says investing in children is the best way the state can spend its' surplus. He says the current school funding model leaves it up to school districts to allocate money for teacher salaries. McDowelll says if a district chooses to increase teacher salaries, then they have to take those funds away from other programs. He suggests the legislature consider changing the funding model so that type of thing doesn't happen.