GCSD#1 Superintendent Kramer Talks Legislative Session

Mar 28, 2024 | Regional News

Torrington, WY March 28th, 2024 — Goshen County School District #1 Superintendent Ryan Kramer and John Gunn talked about the Legislative Session during School Talk this morning on 98.3 KERM-FM.

“There were a lot of bills put forward for the Governor’s signature,” said Gunn. “Anything pop out at you guys that you’re keeping an eye on?”

“There are a number of things that we’re waiting on interpretations,” said Kramer. “The parent Bill of Rights for school students and how that affects our students. It will not drastically change the things that we’ve been doing in Goshen County in relation to permissions. Some of the other things that we’re looking at is how [the session] it might affect our funding as that budget bill is still out there and being discussed. One of the main factors for us, in regards to budget, is always student enrollment, and that’s typically the biggest factor in how we move forward.”

John then brought up the possibility of a special session.

“I did notice that the Wyoming Legislature has gathered enough signatures to call for a Special Session – even though the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House are both against it – there might be a special session,” said Gunn. “Anything in that that that would be of benefit to the school systems?”

“Nothing that I’ve seen specifically,” said Kramer. “I’m sure we’ll get an update today regarding our State Associations and things and what, potentially, that could look like. We’re always keeping ourselves informed because we never know what might come up and how it might affect things.”