WPR News
1:23 pm
Tue February 24, 2004

N-E-A Official Visits Casper Schools

Casper, WY – The Vice President of the National Education Association is impressed with how Natrona county's school district is using a process to meet federal No Child Left Behind requirements. Dennis Van Roekel says the Casper district is one of the few in the nation to use the Interest Based Agreement Process. Van Roekel says that process allows the district to have more flexibility to meet the federal mandates. He says allowing other school districts to use similar approaches may alleviate some of the concerns educators have with No Child Left Behind. Van Roekel says one other concern that needs to be addressed is Congress fulling funding the federal education law.