The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21 CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. All four of the critical state education issues – statewide PAWS proficiency levels, graduation rates, remediation rates, and alcohol use – are targeted outcomes of 21 CCLC.
These programs deal with teaching driver education and traffic safety in K-12 schools. Each school district decides which programs they will offer and what curriculum will be used. Each program submits a request for an approved program to the WDE. Approved programs meet the requirements of Chapter 39. A listing of approved programs is available through the WYDOT website.
This program provides technical assistance to local school districts in the areas of school bussing specifications and bidding, fleet management, transportation program evaluation, in-service training programs, interpretation of state and federal laws and rules and regulations. Staff cooperates with Wyoming School Foundation program to ensure the accuracy in the flow of state money utilized to cover the allowed pupil transportation costs to the local school districts. The annual Wyoming Pupil Transportation Association Conference and Mechanic’s Workshop are coordinated with the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Association through this office.
The Wyoming Department of Education provides technical assistance to schools on matters including, but not limited to, safety systems, security, bullying, pesticides, indoor air quality, terrorism, mold, playgrounds, and areas hazardous materials.
The WeTip School Safety hotline has been designed to reduce risk and threats in schools. The WeTip hotline is a valuable tool for students and school staff members who know about a crime, but are afraid to tell anyone. When someone calls WeTip, no one asks them who they are or where they live. The WeTip operator asks some questions to find out about the crime and who committed it.