At the conclusion of the 2014 Budget Session, the Legislature’s Management Council directed the Joint Education Committee to review the State’s administration of public education in Wyoming during this year’s interim period.

In July, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee launched a Webpage dedicated to providing residents with a public comment tool related to the Committee’s ongoing study of the governance and administration of public education in Wyoming.

The deadline for the public to complete the survey has been extended through Aug. 22. A link titled “Education Governance Study” is prominently displayed on the Legislature’s homepage. Survey responses and comments will be included in the final report that will be considered by the Committee later this year.

According to a news release, as part of this process, the Joint Education Committee has been utilizing the professional services of Cross & Joftus. In addition to soliciting public comment, Cross & Joftus has been conducting a series of discussions with business and civic stakeholders throughout the state and the results of those discussions will also be included in the final report.

Cross & Joftus will then submit their conclusions to the Committee and brief members on the report’s findings and will provide subsequent recommendations by late November. Opportunities for public comment during the Committee’s consideration of the report will also be provided.