eoody's Investors Service last week provided its first new rating in three years to a Wyoming school district, assigning an assessment of A to an $8.3 million general obligation bond issue by Park County School District Number 6.

Wyoming school districts have not experienced "a lot of capital pressure for expansion" in recent years, partly because the state's economy suffered in the mid-1980s, explained Ditmar Kopf, a senior analyst of Moody's. As a result, many districts lost population and experienced enrollment declines, he said.

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