Press Releases

2015


October 21, 2015

State Board of Education to Convene in Casper

During the work session, the board will hear an update on the Statewide System of Support from Dr. Joel Dvorak and from the SBE coordinator about the SBE’s goals, the definition of a high school graduate, and legislative priorities. Action items include: approval of providers for court ordered placement of students, and a contract amendment to Pascal Public Relations.

October 6

State Board of Education to Convene Special Meeting

The SBE will discuss and take action on the board’s October 15 report to the Legislative service Office, Chapter 31 Rules, and a contract amendment to Pascal Public Relations.


September 29

Statewide System of Support and Task Force Highlight State Board Meeting

An update of the planning for a statewide system of support and draft recommendations from the statewide assessment task force highlighted the Wyoming State Board of Education meeting in Pinedale held September 23-25.

September 21

State Board of Education and Vocational Education to Convene in Pinedale

The Wyoming Board of Education will be meeting from September 23-25, 2015 in Pinedale.


August 17

Communication and Support Highlight State Board Action

The Wyoming State Board of Education took steps toward engaging the public by considering a comprehensive communication plan during their meeting on August 13. They also decided to move forward with a statewide system of support for school districts.

August 7

State Board of Education to Convene in Casper

The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a work and business session on August 13. The work session will include an update on the work of the Professional Judgement Panel and a proposed communication strategic plan. Action items for the meeting include restructuring plans, the Statewide System of Support, certified professional evaluations, and draft rules on district’s request for accountability determination.

August 5

State Board of Education to Convene a Special Meeting

The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a special meeting to take action on the PODER Academy request for waiver of state law requirements.


July 29

State Board of Education Listens to Importance of Collaborative Process

During their July 27 meeting, the board received an overview of a collaborative education effort in Idaho, and approved a standards review timeline and Chapter 31 graduation requirements.

July 17

State Board of Education to Convene

The Board will consider three action items during this meeting: Wyoming State System of Support, revisions to the Chapter 31 rules on graduation requirements, and the standards review timeline.


June 16

Nominations sought for Professional Judgment Panel

The Professional Judgment Panel is a group of volunteers from across the state. To express interest in joining the panel, fill out the following survey by July 3, 2015: http://goo.gl/forms/woyPst9cx7.

June 08

State Board of Education to Convene a Special Meeting in Casper

During the meeting, the Board will work with Pascal Public Relations to create a communications plan, and explore ways to better communicate with all stakeholders who are interested in education, and to gather input from them.


May 27

State Board of Education to Convene in Saratoga

The Board will hear reports from the SBE Coordinator and the WDE Liaison, and an update from WEA on recalibration.

May 20

Assessment Task Force to Convene in Casper

The Wyoming Assessment Task Force will have multiple meetings to study options for future statewide assessments and to make a recommendation to the Wyoming State Board of Education and legislative committees.

May 14

Public Input Welcome at Community Meetings on Science Standards Review Committee

The Wyoming Department of Education and State Board of Education will hold five regional community meetings to allow an opportunity for Wyoming residents to give input to the Science Standards Review Committee.

May 04

State Board of Education and Vocational Education to Convene on Wind River Reservation

During the session, the Board will receive updates and information from the SBE coordinator and WDE, hear SBE committee reports, and work on the definition of a Wyoming high school graduate.


April 03

Call for Participants: 2015 Science Standards Review Committee

Wyoming residents interested in serving on the 2015 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee are asked to take a short survey.


March 26

State Board of Education to Convene a Teleconference

Agenda items include an update on science standards and establishing the assessment task force.

March 06

State Board of Education and Vocational Education to Convene in Saratoga

The board will receive updates and information from the SBE Coordinator and the WDE, take action on committee assignments, an online collaborative tool, a communication request for proposals, a contract for a consultant to facilitate the Professional Judgment Panel, a BOCES agreement for Hot Springs CSD #1, and will plan out the future meeting schedule.


January 29

State Board of Education and Vocational Education to Convene in Cheyenne

Presentations on native education, early childhood and data security plan will be given.