Upcoming Legislative Session

Dear Superintendents,

The 2018 Wyoming Legislature convenes on February 12. This is a 20 day+/- budget session and, as such, bills need 2/3 majority to be introduced (versus simple majority during a longer general session). The pace of a budget session is quite swift and staff at the Legislative Services Office (LSO) work hard to keep information up to date on its website:

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/Default.aspx

There are other resources on the legislature’s website to help you stay informed before, during, and after the session. Here is a list of education bills sponsored by a committee:

It is probable that there will be numerous education bills sponsored by individual legislators as well.

The upcoming State Superintendent’s Policy Summit (S5S) is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, legislators, the education committee, and members of the House and Senate during the session. There are also numerous panels and breakouts that are directly relevant to Wyoming education. The conference is free of charge and every school district is encouraged to bring a team. Here is the link to more information and registration:

  https://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/conferences/s5s/

Superintendent's Policy Summit, Save the Date, February 26-28, 2018 in Cheyenne, WY, S5S 2018.

Memos to be released on Monday, February 5:

Jillian