Munger Mountain Elementary School

Felix Martinez, a new fourth-grade teacher at Munger Mountain Elementary School, tells his students about his home country of Spain on the first day of school. The operational expenses of Munger Mountain Elementary School — which will not be reimbursed by the state for the first year — account for $358,829 of the district’s $613,257 deficit in fiscal year 2019.

Faced with a $1.2-million-plus shortfall in the coming years — for reasons including a new school opening and statewide budget cuts — school administrators are surveying staff before deciding how to proceed.

There are numerous reasons for the gap between Teton County School District No. 1 budgeted expenditures and the state’s block grant, amounting to just over $600,000 in each of fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, or @JHNGschools.

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