Committee opens Wyoming education governance survey

— July 16, 2014

[Press Release] — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee has launched a Webpage to gather public comment tool for the Committee’s ongoing study of the governance and administration of public education in Wyoming. A link titled “Education Governance Study” is now prominently displayed on the Legislature’s homepage at www.wyoleg.gov.

The survey is also available at: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/InterimCommittee/2014/04EdGovernance.pdf.

The Webpage provides an outlet for citizens to participate by completing a short survey, with the option to submit a public comment to the Committee on this issue. Survey responses and comments should be submitted by Aug. 15 to ensure that they are included in the final report that will be considered by the Committee later this year.

At the conclusion of the 2014 Budget Session, the Legislature’s Management Council directed the Joint Education Committee to review the administration of public education in Wyoming during this year’s interim period. As part of this process, the Joint Education Committee has asked consulting firm Cross & Joftus to identify the necessary steps to develop a more effective allocation of state-level responsibilities in Wyoming’s public education system.

In addition to soliciting public comment, Cross & Joftus will be conducting a series of discussions with business and civic stakeholders throughout the state now through mid-August. The the results of these discussions will also be included in the final report.

Cross & Joftus will then submit their conclusions to the Committee and provide subsequent recommendations by late November. Opportunities for public comment during the Committee’s consideration of the report will also be provided.

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