Cindy Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Superintendent Hill Fires Back At Critical Report http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-fires-back-critical-report <p>State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is firing back at a legislative report released yesterday alleging she misused public funds and established a culture of fear and intimidation at Wyoming Department of Education.</p><p>Hill says the allegations in the report are untrue—and describes the report as a political attack.</p><p>"There’s no foundation," said Hill. "There are no facts. This is all hearsay—rewound, republished—for political end. The Governor is hoping to win an election. He’s desperate. And I just smile and say, ‘Really?’"</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:37:29 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60756 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill Fires Back At Critical Report Hill Report Could Be Fodder For Impeachment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-report-could-be-fodder-impeachment <p>A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to follow legislative funding directives and demanded rank-and-file education department staff to demonstrate personal loyalty to her.</p><p>Hill has 15 days to respond before the committee will issue its final report, probably before the end of the month.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:02:54 +0000 Associated Press 60707 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Report Could Be Fodder For Impeachment Lawmakers Latest Effort To Change Ed Management Will Go Slowly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-latest-effort-change-ed-management-will-go-slowly <p>The Legislature's Joint Education Committee is moving forward with an effort to study alternative ways to manage the Wyoming Department of Education and will seek input from education stakeholders and the public in that process.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:06:28 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60490 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers Latest Effort To Change Ed Management Will Go Slowly Hill Officially Runs For Governor http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-officially-runs-governor <p>State Superintendent Cindy Hill says if she is elected governor she will push good government measures to make it easier for the public to get documents, she also plans to address conflicts of interest that she sees in government. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hill will run as a Republican.&nbsp; She said that she got into the race because she said Governor Matt Mead exceeded his authority of governor when he signed the law that removed her as the head of the Department of Education.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:17:45 +0000 Bob Beck 59242 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Officially Runs For Governor Dept. Of Ed Wants Citizens To Help With Science Standards http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dept-ed-wants-citizens-help-science-standards <p></p><p>The Wyoming Department of Education is urging citizens to serve on a science standards review committee. &nbsp;</p><p>Previous science standards generated controversy because they addressed subjects like climate change and evolution. The Department is attempting to get more public involvement in developing a new set of standards.&nbsp; State Superintendent Cindy Hill says that too few citizens were invited to participate last time.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:59:56 +0000 Bob Beck 59066 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dept. Of Ed Wants Citizens To Help With Science Standards 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 Cindy Hill Discusses Return To Office, Standards http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cindy-hill-discusses-return-office-standards <p>State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill will soon be returning to lead the Wyoming Department of Education.&nbsp; Unless you’ve been under rock, you know that the Superintendent had her ability to oversee the department removed by the legislature and the governor last year.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:48:49 +0000 Bob Beck 56711 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cindy Hill Discusses Return To Office, Standards Hill Rejects Proposal To Return To The Department Of Ed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-rejects-proposal-return-department-ed <p>Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case that has to be resolved before she can return to running the state education department.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hill said Tuesday the state constitution is not negotiable.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hill filed suit challenging a state law enacted last year that removed her as head of the state education department. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in January the law is unconstitutional.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:04:15 +0000 Associated Press 56530 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Rejects Proposal To Return To The Department Of Ed Judge Delays Reinstating Superintendent Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/judge-delays-reinstating-superintendent-hill <p>A District Court Judge has asked for more information before he issues an order allowing State Superintendent Cindy Hill to resume her duties as head of the Wyoming Department of Education.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:11:13 +0000 Bob Beck 55526 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Judge Delays Reinstating Superintendent Hill Superintendent Hill Tries To Return To Dept. Of Ed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-tries-return-dept-ed <p>State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the State Department of Education in an effort to reclaim her job.&nbsp; The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that a law that removed many of Hill’s duties is unconstitutional.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hill walked into the Department Monday morning with two of her staff members.&nbsp; &nbsp;After those staff members met with Education Director Rich Crandall she left the building.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:04:42 +0000 Bob Beck 55127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill Tries To Return To Dept. Of Ed Hill Announces Intention To Resume Superintendent Duties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-announces-intention-resume-superintendent-duties <p>Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says she intends to resume her job leading the state department of education on Monday.</p><p></p><p>Lawmakers stripped Hill of many of her duties last year and removed her as the head of the department, but the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that the move was unconstitutional. A District Court still must certify the ruling, but&nbsp;Hill told reporters today she’s ready to go back to work.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:10:56 +0000 Willow Belden & Bob Beck 54940 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Announces Intention To Resume Superintendent Duties Hill Bill Fix Dies In The House http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-bill-fix-dies-house <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives will not debate a bill that was supposed to resolve issues arising from a Supreme Court ruling concerning the duties of Superintendent Cindy Hill.</p><p></p><p>House Floor Leader Kermit Brown decided to let the bill die, saying it was premature and would take too long to debate.&nbsp;</p><p>"The courts are not done with the process, the audit's not done, there are a lot of things not done.&nbsp; The bill's premature and it was gonna take a lot of time we didn't have, so I just stopped where I stopped."</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:18:20 +0000 Bob Beck 54821 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Bill Fix Dies In The House State Senate Approves Legislation To Fix Hill Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-senate-approves-legislation-fix-hill-bill <p>After a lengthy debate the State Senate approved a bill setting up a super committee to address a Supreme Court ruling about the duties of State Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:56:02 +0000 Bob Beck 54559 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Senate Approves Legislation To Fix Hill Bill More Senate Work On Hill Fix http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-senate-work-hill-fix <p>The Wyoming Senate is continuing to work on a bill that will set up a so-called super committee to attempt to fix the law that took powers away from Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp; The Wyoming Supreme Court&nbsp;ruled&nbsp;that&nbsp;in particular Hill should run the Department&nbsp;of Education and&nbsp;not an&nbsp;appointed Director. &nbsp;<br /><br />During debate on the bill Senator Curt Meier of LaGrange suggested that the Senate provide specific suggestions to the committee.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:40:08 +0000 Bob Beck 54500 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More Senate Work On Hill Fix Bill To Address Supreme Court Ruling On Hill Moves Forward http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bill-address-supreme-court-ruling-hill-moves-forward <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill allowing the legislature to work on a solution to the Supreme Court ruling that declared the removal of duties from Superintendent Cindy Hill unconstitutional.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:40:04 +0000 Bob Beck 54460 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bill To Address Supreme Court Ruling On Hill Moves Forward Committee Votes To Let Lawmakers Work On Hill Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-votes-let-lawmakers-work-hill-bill <p>The Wyoming Senate Rules Committee has passed a bill that would let a group of legislators work on amending the bill that took away the bulk of powers from the Superintendent of Public Instruction.</p><p></p><p>The Supreme Court declared the so-called Hill bill unconstitutional, and now the legislature must fix it.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:28:58 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54218 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee Votes To Let Lawmakers Work On Hill Bill Senate Defeats And Reconsiders Hill Legislation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-defeats-and-reconsiders-hill-legislation <p>The Wyoming Senate&nbsp;reconsidered and passed a bill that would set up a special committee to review the recent Supreme Court decision about Superintendent Cindy Hill.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:58:55 +0000 Bob Beck 54010 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Defeats And Reconsiders Hill Legislation Lawmakers Need More Information Before They Can React To Hill Ruling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-need-more-information-they-can-react-hill-ruling <p>There is still a long ways to go before the Wyoming legislature is able to react to the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling concerning State Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>The Supreme Court ruled that the law that removed powers from Hill was unconstitutional.&nbsp; But before the legislature can react to that ruling it needs more information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>House Majority Floor Leader Kermit Brown says that is likely to come from the District Court who may soon get the case.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:16:03 +0000 Bob Beck 53855 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers Need More Information Before They Can React To Hill Ruling Wyo. Chief Justice Addresses Superintendent Ruling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-chief-justice-addresses-superintendent-ruling <p>Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite acknowledges that the court's decision in the superintendent of public instruction case has created concern and challenges.</p><p></p><p>Kite says there's nothing to be done now but for lawmakers, the governor and the court to embrace those challenges and fulfill their respective constitutional obligations.</p><p>Kite addressed the issue at the start of her State of Judiciary speech before a joint legislative session Monday.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:53:31 +0000 The Associated Press 53843 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. Chief Justice Addresses Superintendent Ruling Wyo. Lawmakers Wrestle With Superintendent Ruling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-wrestle-superintendent-ruling <p>A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is drafting a bill that could lead to a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public instruction case.</p><p></p><p>The state Supreme Court ruled 3-2 last week that a law enacted last year that took away many of the superintendent's duties was unconstitutional. The court said the Legislature went too far.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:01:48 +0000 The Associated Press 53737 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. Lawmakers Wrestle With Superintendent Ruling State Asks For A Rehearing In Hill Case http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-asks-rehearing-hill-case <p>The state of Wyoming is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider a rehearing over its ruling concerning State Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>The Court ruled three to two this week that taking away her power to run the State Department of Education was unconstitutional.&nbsp; Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael asked for the re-hearing Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>He said in a quote “After reviewing the opinion, the concurrence, and the dissent, I believe additional consideration is merited,” unquote.&nbsp;</p><p>If a rehearing is granted the Supreme Court could stay its ruling.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:14:00 +0000 Bob Beck 53340 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Asks For A Rehearing In Hill Case Hill Wins Supreme Court Case and Will Return To Lead Dept. of Ed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-wins-supreme-court-case-and-will-return-lead-dept-ed <p></p><p>The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that removing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill as the head of the Department of Education is unconstitutional.</p><p>The decision means that Hill will return to lead the agency and the future of new Director of Education Rich Crandall remains unclear.&nbsp; A beaming Hill called the law that removed many of her powers as a misguided and unfortunate mistake. Despite some controversy surrounding her management of employees, Hill is excited to return.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:37:12 +0000 Bob Beck 53228 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Wins Supreme Court Case and Will Return To Lead Dept. of Ed WY Supreme Court Sides With Superintendent Cindy Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-supreme-court-sides-superintendent-cindy-hill <p>A divided Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that a new law stripping many powers and duties from the state superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional.</p><p>The court's 3-2 ruling Tuesday came in a lawsuit by Republican state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill challenging the law enacted a year ago by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead.</p><p>The law took effect in the middle of Hill's four-year term. The superintendent remained one of the five statewide elected officials but no longer oversaw the Wyoming Department of Education.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:54:53 +0000 Associated Press 53202 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Supreme Court Sides With Superintendent Cindy Hill Superintendent Hill addresses charges of wrongdoing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-addresses-charges-wrongdoing <p>State Superintendent of Schools Cindy Hill denied that her office inappropriately used federal money, denied that they hid documents from legislators, and didn’t understand why some of her employees feared for their jobs.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:11:30 +0000 Bob Beck 52376 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill addresses charges of wrongdoing Hill investigation continues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-investigation-continues <p>An accounting supervisor with the Wyoming Department of Education told a legislative committee that he had serious concerns about spending within the Department, but that State Superintendent of Education Cindy Hill and others ignored him.&nbsp;</p><p>The committee is investigating charges of wrongdoing against Hill. &nbsp;Trent Carroll had particular concerns about what he called inappropriate spending of federal money, and he said he shared that with his supervisor, who passed the concerns along to Hill and one of her senior staff members.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:01:45 +0000 Bob Beck 52326 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill investigation continues Superintendent is accused of misusing money and mistreating employees http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-accused-misusing-money-and-mistreating-employees <p>A former supervisor with the Wyoming Education Department is accusing Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill of misusing federal money and improperly implementing a reading program when she ran the department.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A special Wyoming House Committee is holding hearings this week to determine if Hill committed any impeachable offenses.&nbsp; Gail Eisenhauer testified that Hill and her leadership team were difficult to work for.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:01:07 +0000 Bob Beck 52272 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent is accused of misusing money and mistreating employees Hearing to begin for schools superintendent http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hearing-begin-schools-superintendent <p>Next week a select investigative committee will meet to take testimony about how Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill ran the State Department of Education. The three-day hearing starts Monday in Cheyenne.</p><p></p><p>Superintendent Hill has been accused of misusing state and federal money and of mistreating employees, all charges that Hill denies.&nbsp;</p><p>Committee members will take testimony on all of these topics as they determine if Hill did anything that would merit impeaching her.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:21:46 +0000 Bob Beck 52174 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hearing to begin for schools superintendent Superintendent Cindy Hill doubts she'll be impeached http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-cindy-hill-doubts-shell-be-impeached <p>As lawmakers wrap up their investigation of State Superintendent Cindy Hill, Hill says she’s done nothing wrong.&nbsp; A special legislative committee is currently reviewing claims that Hill misspent money when she was in charge of the State Department of Education, an allegation she denies.&nbsp; Hill contends that lawmakers investigating the charges have not let her see evidence or allowed her to respond.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:02:27 +0000 Bob Beck 51360 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Cindy Hill doubts she'll be impeached State Superintendent Cindy Hill discusses her dispute with the legislature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-superintendent-cindy-hill-discusses-her-dispute-legislature <p>It’s been a long year for State Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp; After legislators determined that she was undermining some of their education reform efforts, they voted to take away her ability to run the state department of education and assigned her to less essential tasks.&nbsp;</p><p>Later a report suggested mistreatment of employees, possible misuse of the state aircraft, and misuse of Department of Education money.&nbsp; That last piece is being investigated by a legislative committee who is trying to determine if impeachment charges should be brought against Hill.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:28:43 +0000 Bob Beck 50934 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Superintendent Cindy Hill discusses her dispute with the legislature Management Council approves additional money for Hill Investigation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/management-council-approves-additional-money-hill-investigation <p>The Wyoming legislature’s management council voted unanimously today/Tuesday to provide 100-thousand dollars to a special committee investigating State Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>Hill is accused of mismanaging federal funds, abusing state resources, and creating a hostile work environment.&nbsp; Hill has denied the allegations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:05:09 +0000 Bob Beck 48427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Management Council approves additional money for Hill Investigation