WPR News
8:38 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Superintendent: School Facilities Commission Mistrusted

Laramie, Wy – The State Superintendent of Public Instruction says there is widespread lack of trust and misunderstanding about the School Facilities Commission. That commission oversees school construction projects. It started work after a Supreme Court decision requiring the state pay for these projects.
Superintendent Trent Blankenship wrote a letter to the governor Monday asking him to help deal with this. He says the governor could speak with members of the commission or its chairman to address this lack of trust.
Blankenship became aware of this problem during visits to different communities around the state.
Governor Dave Freudenthal's press secretary says he appreciates the letter and hopes Blankenship will bring some proposals to the commission, which he is a member of.