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Legislature removes disincentive for community colleges' online classes

SHERIDAN — Distance education and in-person classes will soon be treated equally when it comes to how the state reimburses community colleges for the courses it offers.

The legislation was among the first slate of bills signed by Gov. Mark Gordon during the current session of the Wyoming Legislature.

“This bill removes any financial consequence for our community colleges offering courses via a certain modality,” Northern Wyoming Community College District President Walt Tribley said. “It is absolutely the right thing to do philosophically. In this day and age, the need for classes to be offere...