CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting starting at 8 a.m. on May 22, virtually on the online Zoom platform to take action to approve exceptions to Wyoming accountability requirements for all 48 school districts as provided under Chapter 3 emergency rules adopted at its April meeting.
The board will first convene as the Wyoming State Board of Vocational Education to receive an update on Wyoming’s Perkins V Plan for career and technical education on the topics of requested revisions to the plan, funds allocations, and externships.
The SBE will then reconvene at the Wyoming State Board of Education to take action on school districts’ alternative calendar requests and future board meetings.
Discussion topics will include definitions of state standards and how they will apply to Computer Science standards, as well as other subject areas. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will present the charter school annual report, which assures the board that students attending a charter receive the same opportunities and education consistent with other students in a district.
The WDE will also present an update on the work of standards committees for Math, Science, Physical Education, and Fine and Performing Arts. Finally the board will discuss Chapter 47 rules. In accordance with W.S. 21-2-204, the rules shall provide distinct accountability systems for alternative schools and all other public K-12 schools. By July 1, 2020, the SBE, as required by W.S. 21-2-304(a)(vi), shall promulgate rules to implement the statewide accountability system.
To register for this meeting, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/
Prior to Friday’s regular meeting, the SBE will host a special virtual meeting to begin the process for identifying graduation standards. This meeting will begin at 2 p.m. on May 21, 2020 via the online Zoom platform.
Board members also will hear a presentation on Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate.
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of Aurora Institute, will discuss a paper the Institute developed that was shared with board members regarding alternate pathways for acquiring high school diplomas, followed by examples from other states and nations. University of Wyoming Casper Dean Dr. Brent Pickett will present the UW expectations to be “college ready” in terms of both academics and “soft skills.” He will review alternate pathways for achieving college success at the community college and university levels.
To Register in advance for this special meeting, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/
Materials for board meetings are now available on BoardDocs. Previous meetings’ minutes and materials may be viewed through the board’s website. The SBE also can be followed on Twitter @WYStateBoardEd.
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Dr. Thomas Sachse