WDE Seeks Public Comment on Chapter 20 and Chapter 2 Rules On Student Transportation

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks public comment on Chapter 20 and Chapter 2 rules concerning student transportation.

During the 2019 Legislative session, HEA0125 repealed the moratorium on the purchase of student transportation vehicles. The proposed revision of Chapter 20 rules incorporates legislative mandates that include: defining procedures for and conditions under which school districts may procure student transportation vehicles; establishing a mileage and age replacement schedule for student transportation vehicles; and establishing a competitive bid process for student transportation vehicle procurement.

The proposed revision of Chapter 2 rules incorporates National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures by reference. Changes in manufacturing processes and mechanical and technological advances have significantly affected the design, production, and performance of school buses and other student transportation vehicles.

Chapter 20 references Chapter 2 rules in several sections; therefore, the proposed rule revisions are being promulgated together. More information on the changes to the rules is available in the Statement of Reasons.

Public comment on these rule revisions is open from July 3, 2019 through August 17, 2019. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Justin Budd
122 West 25th St., Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

All public comments will be recorded verbatim, including the submitter’s name and city of residence. When commenting, please specify which rule change the comment is concerning.

In addition, the WDE will hold a public hearing for Chapter 20 rules from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20 in the Laramie County School District #1 Storey Gym Boardroom, 2811 House Ave. in Cheyenne.  Anyone who wishes to join the hearing virtually and provide public comment must register by noon on Wednesday, August 19. It is not necessary to register to attend the hearing in person.

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Media Contact:
Michelle Panos, Communications Director
michelle.panos1@wyo.gov
307-777-2053