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Dept. of Education requests public comment on school standard reduction; deadline is March 21

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder testified for a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education & the Workforce on Oct. 19, 2023. (Screenshot courtesy of U.S. House subcommittee stream)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —​ The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking public comment on proposed standards for Math, Science, Computer Science, Physical Education, Health and Safety and Fine & Performing Arts.

Public comments can be submitted through online survey, virtual session or written comment by 11:59 p.m. March 21. The public can attend a virtual public comment session to provide verbal input. The session will begin with an informational presentation, followed by the collection of comments. Attendees may join and exit at any time during the meeting.

“With an overall reduction of 69%, these standards represent a concerted effort to listen and respond to the needs of teachers, communities, and policymakers,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder stated in a new release Wednesday.

Members of the public can join a Zoom public comment session using the links below.

The standards documents and proposed Chapter 10 Rules can be found at the links below:

To send a written comment via email, message barb.marquer@wyo.gov. Anyone who wants to mail written comments physically should do so to the following address: Wyoming Department of Education, Attn: Barb Marquer, 122 W. 25th St., Suite E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002.