Health & Safety

Contact Information

School Support Division Director
Shelley Hamel
(307) 777-6132
shelley.hamel@wyo.gov
Accreditation Consultant
Bruce Hayes
(307) 777-6198
bruce.hayes@wyo.gov

School Climate and Related Areas

The Wyoming Department of Education is committed to student safety and health. The programs we sponsor and support are grounded in education and knowledge, because the more students know about potentially harmful subjects, the better they can prepare to face them. Our goal is to keep parents and students informed. For questions or more information about our School Climate programs, please contact Bruce Hayes.

Traffic Safety & Transportation

These programs teach driver education and traffic safety in K-12 schools. Each school district decides which programs they will offer and what curriculum will be used.  Each program submits a request for an approved program to the WDE. Approved programs meet the requirements of Chapter 39. A listing of approved programs is available through the WYDOT website. For questions or more information about our Traffic Safety and Transporation programs, please contact Dave Koskelowski.

School Safety & Security

Following the passage of W.S. 21-3-132, “School Safety and Security” in 2017, the WDE convened a School Safety and Security Ad Hoc Committee (SSSC) comprised of local and state law enforcement and education leaders. The Committee designed the reference document below using the expertise and experience of the committee members. None of the following information should be construed as regulatory guidance from the WDE, or any member of the Ad Hoc Committee, or legal advice of counsel. Each district considering allowing possession of firearms by school district employees on school property should consult its own attorneys regarding the requirements of the law and related to any references in this guidebook.