Governor Is Critical Of Department Of Education

Laramie, Wy – While the Department of Education contends they did nothing wrong, Governor Dave Freudenthal says he agrees with the State Auditors conclusion that the Department both broke the law and used funds inappropriately. At issue is over the department of Educations failure to get competitive bids for a leased space in Riverton. The Governor also is upset that 600-thousand dollars of special education funds were spent on a remodeling in Laramie and at the Riverton site.
But Freudenthal says little can be done to sanction the department or agency officials because the law has no enforcement provision.