CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks public comment on proposed Chapter 45 Rules: Special Education Out-of-District Placement Appropriation. The comment period is open from June 3, 2019 through July 19, 2019.
During the 2018 Legislative Session, HEA0068 Section 6 directed the WDE to promulgate rules for the distribution of $2 million to make payments to school districts for out-of-district placements of special education students. The Wyoming Legislature appropriated additional funds in an attempt to lessen the burden placed upon school districts to pay for high-cost special education students, while under the limits of the cap on spending for special education services. Chapter 45 Rules and Regulations were drafted as a result of this legislation.
Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:
Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Trystin Green
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
All public comments will be recorded verbatim, including the submitter’s name and city of residence on the Secretary of State website as part of the rules promulgation process. When commenting, specify which section of the rule the comment concerns.
In addition, the WDE will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 in the Laramie County School District #1 boardroom, 2811 House Avenue in Cheyenne. Anyone who wishes to join the public hearing and provide public comment via the virtual conference platform Zoom, must register by noon Wednesday, July 17. The public also may attend the meeting to make their comments, and no registration is required to attend the meeting in person.
Michelle Panos, Communications Director