Superintendent Cindy Hill

News
2:20 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Mead excited about new Education Director

Governor Matt Mead says the newly appointed Director of the Wyoming Department of Education will bring fresh ideas to the state. 

Rich Crandall will take over the day-to-day duties of running the Department after those duties were removed from Superintendent Cindy Hill.  Mead says state residents will be impressed with Crandall.

“He is focused like a laser on education, on students, on teachers, on principals, superintendents and importantly parents on what they want to see in the educational system.” 

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Hill bill
3:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Constitution Party sponsors referendum on “Hill bill”

Senate File 104 – better known as the Hill Bill - passed in the legislative session that just ended. But it might be challenged in the next election if organizers of a new referendum can get enough signatures to put it on the ballot.

The bill removed some powers from  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.  It also created a State Education Director that will be appointed by the governor.  The Director will oversee the State Department of Education.  

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News
5:56 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

WY House gives initial approval to bill that would remove power from Superintendent Hill

The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would remove key powers from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and give them to an appointed Education Director. 

The House debated the bill for almost two hours. Many representatives expressed concern that the legislature was taking power away from the voters and others were concerned about how quickly the legislature is moving to pass the bill. Lyman Republican Allen Jaggi says he’s heard from constituents who share those concerns.

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Legislative
7:25 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Bill to remove Superintendent powers gets initial approval from the State Senate

A bill that would remove powers from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and transfer them to an appointed Director has received initial approval from the State Senate. 

The Senate approved the bill 19-10 after a lengthy debate including comments from some Senators who were concerned that the bill could actually hurt education instead of improve it. 

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Education
6:52 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

State Department of Education loses power, seat on board after missing deadlines

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill addresses the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability.
Credit 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. 

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