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Mon March 10, 2014
Superintendent Hill Tries To Return To Dept. Of Ed
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the State Department of Education in an effort to reclaim her job. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that a law that removed many of Hill’s duties is unconstitutional.
Hill walked into the Department Monday morning with two of her staff members. After those staff members met with Education Director Rich Crandall she left the building.
“He denied my request for working space, for equipment, for information, and for other resources to carry out the duties entrusted to me by the people of Wyoming.”
Hill later walked to the Laramie County District Court to ask the judge re-instate her. Hill says she’s frustrated that she’s not in charge of the Department despite getting a Supreme Court ruling in her favor.
“An unconstitutionally supported, appointed Director of Education is still signing contracts and making decisions on behalf of the people of Wyoming and I am hoping that changes very quickly.”
Hill is urging the Governor to drop his legal challenges, so that she can go about the business of improving education in the state.