This week, the House Appropriations Committee will begin considering Senate File 104. That of course is so-called “Hill Bill.” The measure calls for turning over most of the administrative duties of the voter-elected state schools superintendent’s post over to a director of education appointed by the governor. The bill easily cleared the state senate last week.
Critics claim current schools superintendent Cindy Hill (pictured) has failed to follow up on legislative commands to provide what they say is critical information on how to improve student performance here in Wyoming. They also say she has sidestepped legislative restrictions on spending on a teacher training program.
Senate File 104 is co-sponsored by Senator Hank Coe of C ody and Representative Matt Teeters of Lingle.
Hill says recent testimony from the Legislative Services Office to the Joint Education Committee earlier this session also confirmed that Hill and her office have not missed any deadlines in implementing the legislatures education reform mandates.
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to begin discussing Senate File 104 today.
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