Tuesday Deadline For Wyoming Superintendent Petition
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief’s duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect 37,606 valid signatures in order to put a referendum on the statewide ballot in the 2014 general election.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is leading the drive to repeal the new law that takes away many of the powers and duties of the state superintendent of public instruction.
The superintendent will remain a statewide elected office with some duties, but a director appointed by the governor will run the state Education Department.
The new law has taken effect in the middle of current Superintendent Cindy Hill’s four-year term.
The last time a referendum made the ballot in Wyoming was 1996.