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Due to Cuts and Calendar Wyoming County Cancels Summer School


Wyoming County Schools has canceled its free summer school program because of funding cuts and a harsh winter.

Schools Superintendent Frank Blackwell tells The Register-Herald that the county’s tax revenue has declined and federal funds for such programs have been cut.

The school district also has to make up 14 instructional days lost to winter weather. That means all county students will be in the classroom until June 24.

Blackwell says school officials are trying to offset the summer program’s cancellation. The district is using levy funding to operate an “after-school activity bus.” The bus will take students home from any after-school program, including tutoring.