February 9, 2018

CHEYENNE  – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting in Cheyenne on February 15-16, 2018. The SBE will first convene as the State Board of Vocational Education (SBVE) to hear an update from the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) on the State Perkins Plan as well as Career Technical Student Organizations.

After adjourning the SBVE, the SBE will convene and acknowledge the high school teachers winning the Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching. The SBE will then hear reports from board coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse on SBE operational policies, the legislative session, process for selecting a Professional Judgement Panel facilitator, and an update on Chapter 31 rules on Graduation Requirements. The WDE will report on Chapter 29 rules on Leader Accountability, Chapter 6 rules on Accreditation, and Chapter 10 rules on Content and Performance Standards. The SBE will take action on public comment for the next phase in the review of Mathematics, Science Extended, and Social Studies standards. The SBE will also hold officer elections for Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer, as well as consider a communication policy.

On Friday morning, Shannon Hill, a health a physical education teacher at Thermopolis Middle School who was recently honored as a Milken Educator Award winner, will present to the SBE about her work in the classroom.

The complete February meeting agenda is available here. All meetings are open to the public and can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

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For more information, contact Kylie Taylor at (307) 777-6213 or kylie.taylor@wyo.gov.

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Dr. Thomas Sachse
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