Hathaway Day

Dear Superintendents,

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday there will not be an update from me next week. If there are memos, they will be sent to superintendents on Wednesday, November 22 and publicly released the following Monday.

It was great to see many of you this week in Casper at various education events. Thank you, Kevin Mitchell, for the time during your business meeting to update superintendents on various topics.

A special thank you to Converse County #1 Superintendent Fenton-Hughes, the local board of trustees, and Nutrition Director Monty Gilbreath for taking advantage of the local producer cost share program to bring local beef and pork to students. It was a privilege to be part of your celebration of local producers. I hope many other districts take advantage of this new grant program to bring local meat to schools and to promote agriculture in our schools.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow stands with Converse County School District #1 board members and local donors while holding the signs recognizing their donations to the school district.
Converse County #1 Board recognizes local producers as donors

On Monday, Governor Mead signed two education proclamations–Hathaway Day (November 16 was the official day) and Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. We hope many communities found ways to recognize these occasions in schools.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead stands with State Superintendent Jillian Balow and WDE staff following the Hathaway Day proclamation signing.
Hathaway Day proclamation signing ceremony

A portrait of former Wyoming Governor Stanley Hathaway that reads "Stan the Man" and "#Hathaway Day" and features the Hathaway Scholarship Program logo

Memos to be released on Monday, November 20:

Jillian