Cheyenne, Wy – The House Appropriations Chairman has declared that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction did not willfully do anything wrong when the decision was made to move part of his operation into a school building in Riverton. The move was called inappropriate earlier this week, but after investigating the matter, Representative Phil Nicholas now understands how the department was led to believe that they could make the move. While mistakes were made, Nicholas says attorneys who were advising the department were as much at fault as anyone.
Nicholas says it was a complicated set of errors that should not be repeated. The Joint Appropriations Committee did not approve a request for the Department of Education to buy the building in question, instead approving a year lease until the entire matter can be reviewed.