Superintendent’s Policy Summit (S5S) Set

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Dear Superintendents,

In case you missed the “save-the-date” announcement on social media or in last week’s memos, the Superintendent’s Policy Summit (S5S) will be held October 1-2 in Laramie. The theme “Pursuing Excellence Together” will overlay panels, breakouts, and information sessions. Please consider presenting on one of the following:

  • student safety and security
  • education law and policy
  • school improvement and support
  • accreditation

Presentation Proposal Form



I was on the Wyoming road again this week and visited Park County. The organization CodyForward invited me to speak at their annual dinner about economic development and education. Lines between workforce, economic development, and education are blurred as we stay focused on responding to workforce data, post-secondary attainment, and career, college, and military readiness.

Simply, Wyoming is evolving from needing a workforce to needing a skilled workforce and education is the key.


Wyoming’s five statewide elected officials comprise the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB). Recently, the Auditor, Treasurer and I visited Park County businesses supported over the years by our partnership. Powell Economic Partnership (PEP) organized a tour of GFHarvest. This company started as an FFA project for the owner, Forest Smith (also a State Board of Ed member).gw

Gunwerks is a Wyoming company that is expanding operations with a new building in Cody

Memos to be released on Monday, April 1:

  • 2019-050:¬†Professional Development Opportunity for Computer Science
  • 2019-051: Mathematics Extended Standards Review
  • 2019-052: Perkins V Stakeholder Listening Sessions