House Education Committee

Bob Beck / Wyoming Public Radio

A legislative committee has voted to take responsibilities away from the State Department of Education and give them to the State Board of Education. 

After the department missed deadlines for developing a model that would measure education performance in the state, the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability voted to give the State Board of Education charge of the model.  State Superintendent Cindy Hill was also stripped of her membership on the state board. 

A bill that funds the construction of new schools in the state has received final approval in the Wyoming House of Representatives.  This despite an effort by the House Education Committee Chairman to remove some money from the bill.  Lingle Republican Matt Teeters complained that lawmakers are building some schools too big and have obligated too many schools to be built.