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NCSD: Parents and guardians will no longer need to purchase school supplies, pay classroom fees

Teacher Jenny Marshall works with her students during Have-a-Heart Day at Woods Learning Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District says that parents and guardians won’t be required or asked to purchase school supplies or pay classroom or school fees beginning with the 2019/2020 school year.

In a Monday, April 29 press release, the school district said that the Board of Trustees Budget Committee is recommending that the school board allocate funding to offset these costs to parents and guardians.

“Beginning with the next academic year, parents and guardians will no longer be required or asked to purchase school supplies or pay classroom/school fees, for their students,” the school district wrote. “The Board of Trustees has allocated additional funds to each school, in the amount of $45 dollars per student, to purchase school supplies for all students.”

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The announcement about the recommended allocation of this funding was included in a press release that provided an update on the NCSD budget process.

“As part of the FY20 Conceptual Budget Plan, it is recommended by the Board Budget Committee to move forward with the School Allocations recommendation,” the release states. “[T]his recommendation will be voted on by the Board of Trustees during their July Budget hearing meeting.”