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Fri January 11, 2013
Legislature considers big changes for the State Board of Education
The Wyoming Legislature is considering a few bills that would change the way the Department of Education is run. This week, the Senate Education Committee voted to have a governor-appointed director to oversee education issues in the state and redefine duties of the State Superintendent. Alternately, the House has plans for the State Board of Education, will consider removing the Superintendent as a voting member of the Board of Education. The board would become a state agency, and be in charge of education accountability. Ron Micheli is the chairman-elect for the State Board of Education, and he has some reservations about these proposed changes. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez.