Wyo. House To Consider Supt. Duties
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A high-stakes power struggle will play out in the Wyoming Legislature this week.
The House is set to hear a bill that's already cleared the Senate. It would strip the state Superintendent of Public Instruction post of much of its power.
Legislative leaders in both houses and in both parties are sponsoring the bill, Senate File 104. It would turn most of the important duties of the superintendent's post over to a director appointed by the governor.
Critics claim Supt. Cindy Hill has failed to heed legislative commands to provide critical information on how to improve student performance. They also say she's sidestepped legislative restrictions on spending on a teacher training program.
But Hill is fighting back. She denies that she's failed to follow the Legislature's directives.