Senate To Consider Education Bill A Second Time
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate could consider a sweeping education reform bill for the second time on Tuesday.
The bill passed a first vote in the Senate on Monday and is on the agenda for a second vote on Tuesday. The bill is sponsored by legislative leaders of both houses and both parties.
The bill would remove the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction as head of the state Department of Education and transfer nearly all the superintendent's duties to a new agency director to be appointed by the governor.
Supporters of the bill criticize Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill for failing to follow through on education accountability efforts. But Hill is defending her record and says she's done what lawmakers have asked her to do.