WDE Seeks Public Comment on Chapter 29 Rules: Evaluation Systems for District and School Leaders and Teachers

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks public comment on the Chapter 29 Rules: Evaluation Systems For District And School Leaders And Teachers. These rules are being revised following the passage of HEA0061 during the 2019 Legislative session, which requires the implementation and administration of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system.

Chapter 29 consists of two parts. One focuses on leader evaluation systems and the other addresses teacher evaluation systems. Most of the changes to Chapter 29 focus on the teacher evaluation systems. Under the proposed rules, the State Board of Education (SBE) will only approve evaluation systems for leaders in the school district, and teachers who provide direct instruction to students. Approval of evaluation systems for other certified personnel, including nurses or instructional facilitators, will no longer be required. More information on the changes is available in the Statement of Reasons.

Public comment on these rule revisions is open from June 17-August 3, 2019. Comments may be submitted online or mailed to:

Laurel Ballard
Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St. 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.


Media Contact:
Michelle Panos, Communications Director