Laramie County School District No. 1 is preparing for a 3 to 4 million dollar a year budget shortfall. Superintendent John Lyttle said it’s a lot better than the original proposed recalibration model of nearly 24 million dollars. Lyttle said the district is not panicking about having to work to 3 to 4 million dollars less; they might be able to absorb it.
Lyttle said that 80 to 85 percent of the budget for the district is for salaries and benefits for the employees. If the budget situation does deepen, then cuts would have to be made.
The state legislature must approve the budget for all school districts across the state for the next five years.