CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will host a regular meeting February 27-28 at the Wyoming State Capitol, 200 W 24th St. in Cheyenne to elect new officers, as well as to recognize Wyoming educators, including the 2020 Milken Award Winner, the 2020 Wyoming Teacher of the Year and the 2017-18 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) awardees and 2019 PAEMST finalists.
The February 27 meeting begins at 1 p.m. in Public Meeting Room #5 in the Capitol Extension of the Wyoming State Capitol. The February 28 meeting starts at 8 a.m. in Public Meeting Room #6 in the Capitol Extension of the Wyoming State Capitol. For public access to the meetings, a map is available from the Wyoming Legislature website.
Governor Mark Gordon will address the board starting at 8 a.m. on February 28. His remarks will amplify his thoughts on education from his State of the State speech.
On its action item agenda, the board will consider approval of the 2016 Science Performance Level Descriptors and Science Blueprint. The Standards became effective in 2016 and must be implemented by the start of the 2020-21 school year. The board will also consider approving the request for proposal to study the effectiveness of the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act.
The SBE will receive reports from Board Coordinator Dr. Tom Sachse concerning the work of the Stakeholder Engagement Task Force, bills working through the legislature,and the board’s reimbursement policy. Reports from the Wyoming Department of Education will include: accreditation, district assessment systems, State System of Support, and a standards update.
Julie Magee, director of member services at Wyoming School Boards Association, will formally recognize the contributions of all school board members across Wyoming, as School Board Appreciation Week starts on February 24.
The public is encouraged to attend both days. Public parking is available on the third level of the parking garage located on Carey Avenue and 24th Street.
Members of the public also may listen online via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/3077776213, or by dialing (646) 558-8656 using access code 307-777-6213. The public also can follow the SBE on Twitter @WYStateBoardEd.
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