First Recalibration Meeting

Dear Superintendents,

Thank you for joining us for the legislative debrief on April 6. Here is a link to the recorded meeting: Technical Assistance Call-Education Legislation

We spent a few minutes on interim legislative topics and I wanted to share those as a follow-up: Education Interim Topics (starts on Page 5)

State Investments and Loans

As State Superintendent, I sit on a number of boards and commissions with the other statewide elected officials. One group is the State Loans and Investments Board (SLIB). The SLIB met this week and loaned/granted money for a number of projects meant to spur economic diversity. Here is a link to a press release: http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/news/state-board-approves-five-business-/10512

We also made key decisions on asset allocations for various state funds, including the Common School Permanent Land Fund, the Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Fund, and the Higher Education Endowment Fund. In June we will continue to refine our work as a board with a focus on investment rule changes.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow, Secretary of State Ed Murray, Governor Matt Mead, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, and State Treasurer Mark Gordon sit at the dias during the State Loan and Investment Board meeting.
State Loan and Investment Board with statewide elected officials

Recalibration Meeting

There was an orgainizational meeting for the legislative recalibration of school funding. Members agreed to move forward with an RFP for services related to the work. The role of WDE in the recalibration work is to provide information and data to the committee and have staff attend meetings.

Students, school board members and the district superintendent cut the ribbon to open Meadowlark Elementary School inside their gym.
Ribbon cutting at Meadowlark Elementary School in Cheyenne

There are no memos this week

Jillian