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(Wyo)-Wyoming Public School Enrollment Up Slightly

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/28/2018 12:45 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State officials say Wyoming's public school enrollment has stabilized after two consecutive yearly declines.

     The Wyoming Department of Education says number of students in kindergarten through 12th grade rose 53 this academic year to just over 93,000 but the growth wasn't uniform. 22 districts gained students, 25 lost enrollment, and one stayed the same.
 
     Sheridan County District 1 gained the most with 88 more students, followed by 81 for the Laramie County District . The biggest losses came in Sweetwater County with District 1 having 101 fewer students and District 2 losing 62.
 
       Wyoming School Superintendent Jillian Balow says state efforts to expand its economy and diversify beyond the energy business helped stop the decline.
 
     Enrollment numbers are watched closely because they determine how much funding a school district receives.


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