Virtual Education

Contact Information

Virtual Education Consultant
Lori Thilmany
(307) 777-7418
lori.thilmany@wyo.gov

Virtual Education Enrolled Act 57 included several statutory changes regarding the K-12 distance learning programs in Wyoming. The changes are being implemented through the formation of a Virtual Education Advisory Committee, revisions to the Chapter 41 Distance Education Rules and program policies. Updates on the implementation progress will be provided throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Virtual Education FAQs
2017-18 Virtual Education Course Submission Process

Chapter 41 Virtual Education Rules Revisions

Regular Rules Revisions

Emergency Rules Revisions

Virtual Education Advisory Committee

During the 2017 legislative session, the Legislature passed Senate File 35/Enrolled Act 57, which made significant revisions and additions to Wyoming’s virtual education system. A critical component of the statutory changes includes the formation of the Virtual Education Advisory Committee. This advisory committee is tasked with recommending modifications to rules, policies, practices and procedures, and serve in an advisory capacity to school districts to improve the delivery of virtual education course across the state.
Virtual Education Advisory Committee Meetings:

Upcoming Meetings

November 20, 2017 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WDE-Zoom

Past Meetings

August 28, 2017 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

August 7, 2017 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

July 25, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Natrona 1 Central Services Building (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda & Meeting Notes

July 12, 2017 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

June 28, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Natrona 1 Central Services Building (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda & Meeting Notes

June 15, 2017 – 2 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

May 24, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jefferson Room (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda & Meeting Notes

Virtual Education Advisory Committee:
  • Zeta Anderson, Virtual Education Parent
  • Nick Bellack, Professional Teaching Standards Board
  • Jamie Christensen, Sweetwater County School District #2
  • Laurie Davis, Campbell County School District #1
  • Affie Ellis, Senator
  • John Freeman, Representative
  • Steve Hopkins, Natrona County School District #1
  • Nancy Johnson, Western Wyoming Community College
  • R.J. Kost, Park County School District #1
  • Angelique Littlejohn, Niobrara County School District #1
  • Richard Parker, Big Horn County School District #1
  • Shannon Siebert, Wyoming Connections Academy
  • Tanya Sisernos, Natrona Virtual Learning
  • Summer Stephens, Weston County School District #7
  • Katie Swistowicz, Fremont County School District #21
  • Jeff Verosky, Wyoming Virtual Academy