Funded: Charters

A Detailed Look at Each State's Charter School Funding Policies

Below, see summaries of the state’s education funding policy in each issue area. Click the Expand icon next to any summary to see more detail, if available, about that state’s policy regarding that issue area. Click the Citation icon
next to any summary to see the sources of the information regarding that issue area.
Wyoming
Funding Basics
Authorizer

Charter funding policies and reporting practices within each state may vary depending on the entity that authorized the charter school. Charter schools in Wyoming may only be authorized by local school districts.

References:
“Charter Schools: What organizations may authorize charter schools, and is there a statewide authorizing body?” Education Commission of the States, 50-State Comparison, January 2018. 
Funding Formula

Funding for charter schools in Wyoming is not subject to a specific calculation.

Charter schools in Wyoming are part of the district where they are located, and they receive funding based on an agreement between the charter and the school district. However, state law does specify that discussions on such a funding agreement should begin under the assumption that charters will receive 100% of the formula amount generated by the charter’s student count, 100% of the maintenance funding generated by the charter’s square footage, and 100% of funding for staff costs based on its payroll.

References:
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-3-314(Lexis 2019)
Funding Distribution
Funding Distribution

Charter schools in Wyoming receive funding through local school districts.

All charter schools in Wyoming are authorized by local school districts, and they receive funding through the school district that authorized them.

References:
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-3-314 (Lexis 2019)
Withholdings

State law in Wyoming does not specify that a share of charter funding is withheld.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018.
Local Taxes

Some charter schools in Wyoming may receive a share of local tax revenue, while other charter schools may not.

Charter schools in Wyoming are part of the district where they are located, and they receive funding, including local tax revenue, based on an agreement between the charter and the school district.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018.
Data and Reporting
Legal Status

Charter schools in Wyoming are part of local education agencies.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018.
Student Count

Charter school students in Wyoming are counted as students of the school district in which the charter school is located for state reporting purposes.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018
Funding

State funding for charter schools in Wyoming is reported as part of state funding for the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018.
Expenditures

Charter school expenditures in Wyoming are reported as part of expenditures of the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Kimberly Morrow, Wyoming Department of Education, email, October 9, 2018.