July 13, 2018
“Stakeholder feedback was truly key to shaping all of the rules that were approved by the board today,” said Chairman Walt Wilcox. “As a board, we are very appreciative of the work of the Wyoming Department of Education in coordinating all of the entities involved, so we could focus on how these changes will impact students. We are especially pleased about the positive movement forward on the graduation requirement rules, and are eager to have these rules approved so Wyoming schools can have the guidance they need to help students reach this important milestone.”
July 5, 2018
The SBE plans to take action on Charter Schools, updating SBE governance policies, Accrediting School Districts, and approving Chapters 6 rules on accreditation, Chapter 10 rules on content and performance standards, Chapter 29 rules on leader evaluation, and Chapter 31 rules on graduation requirements.
June 22, 2018
“The additional work from the Wyoming Department of Education and the advisory panel really helped the right adjustments to be made for the SBE to move these rules forward with confidence,” said Board Chairman Walt Wilcox. “The collaborative effort led to greater support and understanding of what will need to be implemented by school districts, so they can make the best choice for evaluating their leaders.”
June 15, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education is seeking Professional Judgment Panel (PJP) members. Qualified candidates are Wyoming citizens with an interest in Wyoming’s K-12 education system and include educators, parents, business representatives, and community members. The volunteer panel was formed in 2012 to set the cut scores for the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) model.
June 14, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a virtual meeting starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 to take action on Chapter 29 rules on leader evaluation, after failing to get enough votes to promulgate the rules during its regular May meeting.
May 21, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) voted during their meeting on Friday not to promulgate the Chapter 29 rules on evaluation systems for district and school leaders. Instead, the SBE will vote on adopting emergency rules during its next meeting in June.
The need to update the rules was prompted by a change in state law during the 2017 legislative session, which requires each school district to adopt a leadership evaluation system for superintendents, principals, and others serving in a similar capacity starting with the 2018-19 school year.
May 8, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a half-day meeting electronically on May 18, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The SBE will first hear a short presentation from Rebecca Watts, Executive Director of the University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative.
April 23, 2018
The State Board of Education took action during its meeting on Friday in Gillette to promulgate proposed rule changes regarding school and district accreditation, Math, Science Extended and Social Studies standards, and high school graduation requirements.
April 10, 2018
The board will hear reports from coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse on SBE policies of governance and an update on Chapter 31 rules on Graduation Requirements. The Wyoming Department of Education will give an update on State Systems of Support and public input on proposed Standards for Math, Social Studies, and Science Extended. The SBE will discuss the coordinator’s roles and tasks, and committee structure and representation.
March 26, 2018
Forrest Smith, founder and owner of GF Harvest, LLC in Powell, was sworn in as the newest member of the Wyoming State Board of Education at the beginning of its meeting Thursday in Rawlins.
“We are excited to have Forrest join the SBE as both the son of a teacher and someone who successfully created a business from an FFA Entrepreneur project,” said SBE Chairman Walt Wilcox. “His experiences bring a unique and important perspective to the board.”
March 16, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a one-day meeting at the Carbon County Higher Education Center in Rawlins on March 22, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The SBE will hear reports from board coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse on SBE policies of governance, the legislative session, process for selecting a Professional Judgement Panel (PJP) facilitator, and an update on Chapter 31 rules on Graduation Requirements.
February 20, 2018
Based on the recommendations of review committees comprised of educators, content area experts, and Wyoming citizens, the State Board of Education (SBE) directed the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) on Friday to collect input on proposed changes to Mathematics, Science Extended, and Social Studies Content and Performance Standards. The changes were recommended to the board by review committees comprised of educators, content area experts, and citizens.
February 9, 2018
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.
January 11, 2018
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a one-day meeting in Casper on January 18, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. 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.
December 12, 2017
Following legal advice from the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office during its special meeting on Monday, the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) did not take action to change the School Performance Rating for Upton High School from “partially meeting expectations” to “meeting expectations” for the 2016-17 school year.
December 7, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold an urgent teleconference meeting on December 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
November 22, 2017
During last Friday’s Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, the SBE approved the request from Weston County School District #7 to grant Upton High School an exemption from the Participation Rate in the state accountability model for their 2016-17 School Performance Rating. Upton High School initially earned a School Performance rating of “meets expectations” based on their Academic Performance and Overall Readiness.
November 9, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a teleconference meeting on November 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The SBE will begin by holding a hearing to take action on an appeal by Weston County School District #7 regarding Upton High School’s performance rating.
October 13, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold its regular monthly meeting on October 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. via teleconference. The board will hear an update on the performance rating appeal from Weston County School District #7 and reports from the September Joint Education Interim Committee (JEIC) meeting.
September 29, 2017
During last week’s board meeting, the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) voted to designate Meadowlark Academy in Cheyenne as an approved facility for court ordered placement of students and subsequent educational payments. The SBE also took action to approve a report about the work done by a Professional Judgement Panel (PJP) in July to set targets for the state’s accountability model, which will be sent to the Joint Education Interim Committee this month.
September 14, 2017
State Board of Vocational Education (SBVE) will begin Thursday’s session by discussing Office of Career Technical Education and the 2016-2017 Adult Education Perkins Monitoring Visit. After the SBVE adjourns, the SBE will call to order and hear reports from state board coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, and WDE staff on school performance ratings, state systems of support, Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) informal review, social studies standards review committee, leader evaluation/Chapter 29, and virtual education/Chapter 41.
August 4, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a two-hour work session via teleconference on Thursday, August 11, 2017.
July 13, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a one-day meeting via teleconference on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
June 26, 2017
The SBE voted on Thursday to approve accreditation for all 48 Wyoming school districts and 13 institutional schools. The accreditation process involves a staffing review, school improvement plan and assurances, external reviews, and system reviews.
June 13, 2017
The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) liaison Lisa Weigel, and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgement Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.
May 12, 2017
State Board of Vocational Education will kick Thursday off and discuss elevating Career and Technical Education. After the State Board of Vocational Education adjourns the SBE will call to order and hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) liaison Lisa Weigel, and WDE staff about digital learning, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, math standards, and the Professional Judgement Panel and Advisory Committee work plan.
April 26, 2017
The SBE met last week in Casper to review elements of the federal accountability system required as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). State Superintendent Jillian Balow and state board chairman Walt Wilcox agreed that the state and federal systems should work towards “convergence” so that school districts have clear direction when meeting accountability requirements.
April 13, 2017
The board will develop its 2017-18 meeting calendar and look at committee options with new members. The SBE will also hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) liaison Lisa Weigel, and WDE staff about SBE staffing, school leader accountability, options for an off-cycle review of standards, Indian Education for All, Chapter 6 Rules on school accreditation, and the Statewide System of Support.
March 31, 2017
During their regular monthly meeting last week, the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) approved proposed Chapter 31 Graduation Rules after a 45-day public input process. Following review by the Legislative Services Office, the proposed rules will be delivered to the Governor’s Office for consideration and approval.
March 13, 2017
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting on March 23-24, 2017. The session will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23 at the Platte County School District #1 Boardroom, located at 1350 Oak Street in Wheatland.
Walt Wilcox elected as new board chair. The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) voted this Monday to replace one of the state’s current assessment providers. Starting in spring 2018, the current Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming (PAWS) will no longer be administered as Wyoming’s statewide summative assessment.
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting on February 13-14, 2017. The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13 in the Basement Conference room of the Hathaway Building located at 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne
The Wyoming Joint Education Interim Committee has voted to sponsor a bill adding an ex-officio, non-voting member from the University of Wyoming (UW) to the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE).
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) convened in Lander last week for its regular meeting and to tour the Wind River Job Corps, a free education and career technical training program that helps young people improve the quality of their lives
The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting on October 13-14, 2016. The meeting will start at 12:00 p.m. on October 13 at the Fremont County School District #1 boardroom located at 863 Sweetwater Street in Lander.
The Wyoming State Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve the 2016 Wyoming Science Content and Performance Standards, the first new science standards in 13 years. The standards will now be sent to Governor Mead for signature. If signed, school districts will develop local curricula to implement the standards by the 2020-21 school year.
The board will discuss alignment of rules and regulations, and the implications of rules surrounding accreditation, standards and the District Assessment System. September 23 the WDE will present public input about science standards from the public comment period. The board will then take action on science standards, recommendations from the specialty assessment task forces…
The Wyoming State Board of Education met in Casper Thursday, August 18 to begin developing its legislative priorities for 2017 and to approve several policies. As part of this work, the board voted in favor of allowing all ex-officio members an equal vote.
Reports will be given from the SBE coordinator and Wyoming Department of Education liaison about mandatory legislative reports, strategic planning, updating the SBE policy and governance manual. Action items include the Chapter 3 Rules of Practice and Procedure, SBE polices, and finalizing the September legislative report.
The Chapter 31 rules need to be updated to reflect the legislative change from the Body of Evidence graduation rules to the new District Assessment System requirements.
Last week, Wyoming State Board of Education coordinator Paige Fenton Hughes testified at the Select Committee on Tribal Relations meeting at the Central Wyoming College Intertribal Education and Community Center in Riverton to discuss the widening opportunity gap for American Indian students.
The board will also take action on accreditation for all Wyoming school districts and institutions, an alternative schedule for Lincoln County School District #2 and on SBE policies.
Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) chairman Pete Gosar testified about board governance, responsibilities, statutes, policies and rules during the Joint Education Committee (JEC) meeting in Casper today.
On Friday, May 20 the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to move forward into the public comment period to promulgate rules for Wyoming’s new science standards. The board also voted to approve its meeting schedule for the next 13 months.
The Wyoming State Board of Education’s chairman Pete Gosar announced today that Dr. Thomas Sachse has been hired as the new board coordinator.
Reports will be given on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Chapter 31 rules revision, and the 2017-18 biennium budget. Action items include the 2016-17 meeting schedule and consideration of adoption of the adoption of the revised K-1 ELA extended standards as well as the 2016 science standards.
At their latest meeting, the State Board discussed graduation requirements, got updates on the Wyoming Statewide System of Support, and discussed options being considered for the RFP for Wyoming’s new statewide assessment.
The Board will hear reports on Native American education, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the statewide assessment. They will also receive a presentation on the Statewide System of Support and professional learning communities.
The State Board coordinator serves as the board’s primary full-time staff member responsible for ensuring the board fulfills its statutory responsibilities, including consideration and approval of educational policy related to assessments, accountability, accreditation, and Wyoming State Content & Performance Standards.
The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a special meeting to review revisions of the Wyoming Department of Education’s Chapter 31 Rules on Graduation Requirements.
Last week the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to progress the science review committee’s draft recommendations for Wyoming Science Content and Performance Standards.
The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards for Science, and the K-1 English and Language Arts extended standards will be discussed. The Board will also take action on Chapter 31 rules revision.
The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a special meeting for the purpose of conducting a public hearing to consider the Guild Charter School appeal.
The Board will hear reports on the 2016 legislative session, Native American education, and science standards. Education Northwest will also present to the Board in regards to the Wyoming Statewide System of Support. In addition, the board will elect officers for the 2016 year and attend legislative committee meetings.
The SBE will hear reports on the Statewide System of Support, the WDE strategic plan, and a preview of the 2016 legislative session. Secretary of State Ed Murray will give a presentation on Youth and Voter Turnout.
The SBE will hear reports and updates from the State Superintendent, SBE Coordinator, and the WDE Liaison. In addition, the Board will take action on an extension of the emergency Chapter 31 Rules and finalize its legislative priorities for the 2016 Legislative Session.
During the work session, the board will hear an update on the Statewide System of Support from Dr. Joel Dvorak and from the SBE coordinator about the SBE’s goals, the definition of a high school graduate, and legislative priorities. Action items include: approval of providers for court ordered placement of students, and a contract amendment to Pascal Public Relations.
The SBE will discuss and take action on the board’s October 15 report to the Legislative service Office, Chapter 31 Rules, and a contract amendment to Pascal Public Relations.
An update of the planning for a statewide system of support and draft recommendations from the statewide assessment task force highlighted the Wyoming State Board of Education meeting in Pinedale held September 23-25.
The Wyoming Board of Education will be meeting from September 23-25, 2015 in Pinedale.
The Wyoming State Board of Education took steps toward engaging the public by considering a comprehensive communication plan during their meeting on August 13. They also decided to move forward with a statewide system of support for school districts.
The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a work and business session on August 13. The work session will include an update on the work of the Professional Judgement Panel and a proposed communication strategic plan. Action items for the meeting include restructuring plans, the Statewide System of Support, certified professional evaluations, and draft rules on district’s request for accountability determination.
The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a special meeting to take action on the PODER Academy request for waiver of state law requirements.
During their July 27 meeting, the board received an overview of a collaborative education effort in Idaho, and approved a standards review timeline and Chapter 31 graduation requirements.
The Board will consider three action items during this meeting: Wyoming State System of Support, revisions to the Chapter 31 rules on graduation requirements, and the standards review timeline.
The Professional Judgment Panel is a group of volunteers from across the state. To express interest in joining the panel, fill out the following survey by July 3, 2015: http://goo.gl/forms/woyPst9cx7.
During the meeting, the Board will work with Pascal Public Relations to create a communications plan, and explore ways to better communicate with all stakeholders who are interested in education, and to gather input from them.
The Board will hear reports from the SBE Coordinator and the WDE Liaison, and an update from WEA on recalibration.
The Wyoming Assessment Task Force will have multiple meetings to study options for future statewide assessments and to make a recommendation to the Wyoming State Board of Education and legislative committees.
The Wyoming Department of Education and State Board of Education will hold five regional community meetings to allow an opportunity for Wyoming residents to give input to the Science Standards Review Committee.
During the session, the Board will receive updates and information from the SBE coordinator and WDE, hear SBE committee reports, and work on the definition of a Wyoming high school graduate.
Wyoming residents interested in serving on the 2015 Wyoming Science Standards Review Committee are asked to take a short survey.
Agenda items include an update on science standards and establishing the assessment task force.
The board will receive updates and information from the SBE Coordinator and the WDE, take action on committee assignments, an online collaborative tool, a communication request for proposals, a contract for a consultant to facilitate the Professional Judgment Panel, a BOCES agreement for Hot Springs CSD #1, and will plan out the future meeting schedule.
Presentations on native education, early childhood and data security plan will be given.
- State Board of Education and Vocational Education to convene
- State Board of Education to hold public hearing
- 6/24/10 – State Board of Education confers accreditation to districts
- 6/9/10 – State Board of Education and Vocational Education to convene in Riverton
- 6/2/10 – Standards review process begins
- 4/23/10 – Bill Anthony receives Superintendent’s Award
- 4/13/10 – State Board of Education and Vocational Education to convene in Torrington
- 2/26/10 – Sandra Barton receives Superintendent’s Award
- 2/23/10 – State Board of Education to convene in Cheyenne
- 7/31/09 – State Board of Education to convene in Cheyenne
- 7/28/09 – Education summit to be held in Cheyenne
- 6/18/09 – State Board of Education confers accreditation to districts
- 6/18/09 – State Board of Education approves school restructuring plans
- 6/16/09 – State Board of Education to convene in Casper
- 8/17/08 – Wyoming State Board of Education accredits school districts
- 6/10/08 – State Board of Education to meet in Casper
- 5/9/08 – State Board of Education outlines direction for standards
- 5/2/08 – Timeline for cheyenne Classical Academy decision detailed
- 3/21/08 – State Board of Education to hold public hearing
- 3/17/08 – State Board of Education elects new officers