Superintendent http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Committee Decides To Weigh Options Before Voting On A Hill Bill Fix http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-decides-weigh-options-voting-hill-bill-fix <p>A Wyoming legislative committee is in no rush to re-visit the controversy over who should run the State Department of Education.</p><p>Joint Education Committee members asked that a bill be drafted to restore all powers to State Superintendent Cindy Hill after the Supreme Court ruled that the legislature erred in taking away her ability to oversee K through 12 education in the state.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Bob Beck 57413 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee Decides To Weigh Options Before Voting On A Hill Bill Fix New Grand Teton Superintendent Says Collaboration Is Key http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-grand-teton-superintendent-says-collaboration-key <p>The National Park Service named a new superintendent for Grand Teton National Park this week. David Vela will replace former superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, who retired last year.</p><p>Vela is currently an associate director for the Park Service in Washington DC. He has worked at parks and historic sites in Texas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and directed the Park Service’s southeast region for four years. He says one of his goals is to listen to visitor feedback.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:06:14 +0000 Willow Belden 54051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Grand Teton Superintendent Says Collaboration Is Key Gov. Mead appoints AZ Sen. Crandall to head Wyoming Ed. Dept. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-appoints-az-sen-crandall-head-wyoming-ed-dept-0 <p></p><p></p><p>NEW ED DIRECTOR - Gov. Matt Mead has selected an Arizona state senator to run the Wyoming Education Department.</p><p></p><p>Mead late Wednesday afternoon announced his choice of Richard Crandall, who co-owns two nutritional service companies.</p><p></p><p>The Education Department has a budget of about $1 billion a year and employs about 150 people.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 42858 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead appoints AZ Sen. Crandall to head Wyoming Ed. Dept. Gov. Mead's office releases report commenting on successes of and allegations against Cindy Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-meads-office-releases-report-commenting-successes-and-allegations-against-cindy-hill <p></p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Matt Mead’s office interviewed current and former employees of the Wyoming Department of Education about Superintendent Cindy Hill’s administration there. The Legislature removed the superintendent as head of the Education Department in January. Mead’s office released a report compiling positive and negative feedback Tuesday.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:43:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 42499 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead's office releases report commenting on successes of and allegations against Cindy Hill Petition to restore powers to State Superintendent fails http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/petition-restore-powers-state-superintendent-fails <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Secretary of State’s office says a petition drive to repeal a law removing powers from the State Superintendent has fallen short.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says she notified the Wyoming Constitution Party that the referendum will not be placed on the ballot.</p><p></p><p>“The petition filed on May 28<sup>th</sup> did not have the number of signatures required by Wyoming’s Constitution in Article 3 section 52,” Nighswonger said.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:57:36 +0000 Bob Beck 41623 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Petition to restore powers to State Superintendent fails Gov. Mead says GOP Central Committee acted too quickly judging Hill bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-says-gop-central-committee-acted-too-quickly-judging-hill-bill <p>Governor Matt Mead says the Republican Central Committee acted too hastily when it approved a resolution endorsing a petition drive to repeal the state law that removed powers from State Superintendent Cindy Hill. Several members of the committee also wanted three Republican legislators who were instrumental in passing the law to leave the party. Mead says a court challenge to the law will be heard by the Supreme Court and the Wyoming Attorney General’s office is also concluding an investigation into how the Department was run in Superintendent Hill’s first two years in office. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:40:35 +0000 Bob Beck 40365 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead says GOP Central Committee acted too quickly judging Hill bill Gov. Mead strips power from State Superintendent, Hill sues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-strips-power-state-superintendent-hill-sues <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Matt Mead has signed into law a bill that strips powers from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In turn Superintendent Cindy Hill has filed suit, claiming that the new law is unconstitutional.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Mead also announced that Community College Director Jim Rose will serve as the interim Director of Education.&nbsp;</p><p>Mead said he did a lot of soul-searching before agreeing to sign the bill.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:43:45 +0000 Bob Beck 35920 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead strips power from State Superintendent, Hill sues Senate continues to debate overhauling the State Superintendent's office http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-continues-debate-overhauling-state-superintendents-office <p>The State Senate continues working on a bill that would change the way education is governed in Wyoming.&nbsp;<br /><br />The bill would lead to the appointment of a State Education Director, who would oversee such things as education accountability and school funding.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:32:29 +0000 Bob Beck 35287 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate continues to debate overhauling the State Superintendent's office Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Make Superintendent Appointee http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/proposed-constitutional-amendment-would-make-superintendent-appointee <p>The Wyoming legislature will consider asking voters if the State Superintendent should be an appointed position instead of an elected one.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers will consider a Joint Resolution that would place the proposed constitutional change on the ballot.&nbsp; If approved it would turn the State Superintendent into an appointed position by 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>House Judiciary Committee Chairman Kermit Brown says there is a benefit to having an expert run the office instead of a politician, especially with the importance lawmakers have placed on the Department of Education.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:26:12 +0000 Bob Beck 19643 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Make Superintendent Appointee