Policy Impact 2015


In early 2015, Picus Odden and Associates provided a “Desk Audit” of the Wyoming school finance system.  The desk audit was used as part of the preparations for the court required recalibration of the state’s school finance model (Odden & Picus, 2015).  The desk audit reviewed the components of the current funding model, compared it to the EB model, discussed how schools and districts had used the resources provided by the model, and provided recommendations as to which elements of the funding model needed to be recalibrated.  Subsequent to that, Picus Odden & Associates worked with the 2015 Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration from May to November to review all elements of the state’s funding model, including the 2015 recalibration report, leading to recommendations for changes for the 2016 Legislature.