Mead (pictured) will talk with the board about the recently passed Senate File 104 which strips most of the duties of the office of voter-elected superintendent of public instruction replaced by a director of education the governor appoints.
Mead will address the search process for a permanent director for the department. Last week, minutes after Mead signed the bill into law, he named former state legislator Jim Rose as the acting director.
Rose, who is currently head of the Wyoming Community College commission says he’s not interested in the job full-time.
Last week, current school superintendent Cindy Hill filed a lawsuit contesting the legislation. She also announced that she will run for governor in 2014 because she says the state needs someone to stand up for voters and against what she considers legislative overreach.
Our affiliate KPIN in Pinedale is reporting that Hill has formed what is called the Wyoming Center for Constitutional Law; an effort to raise money for her lawsuit
Hill was elected superintendent in 2010 after beating incumbent Republican Jim McBride in the primary. Governor Mead is also a Republican.