End of the Legislative Session

Dear Superintendents,

Today is the last day of the 2017 legislative session and there is no final word yet on education funding. Unrelated to funding, there are a number of bills that Governor Mead has signed, or will receive for signature, that move Wyoming education in a positive direction. Some of those include:

  • Virtual Education
  • School Nutrition Pilot–Farm to Plate
  • Data privacy
  • Accountability
  • Indian Education for All
  • Hathaway Scholarship Program

PAWS

The PAWS window is from March 6-24.  As always, we are available to answer questions throughout the window.  Laurie Hernandez is the assessment director. Laurie and members of her team can be reached by email laurie.hernandez@wyo.gov or jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov or by calling (307)777-7675.

Here is a link to a short video message from me about PAWS:

PAWS VIDEO MESSAGE TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

The message is intended for students and teachers as encouragement during the PAWS test. Please forward the link to teachers in your district.

ESSA

We are close to releasing a draft state plan and will be asking for feedback from specific stakeholders including educators.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow reads a Dr. Seuss book aloud to students in a classroom
Reading to students on Dr. Suess’s birthday

GOOD LUCK TO ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS!

Memos to be released on Monday, March 6, 2017:

Jillian