CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education seeks public comment on an amendment to its state plan for federal accountability. Public comment will be collected through Dec. 24.

The proposed amendment would incorporate several changes to Wyoming’s federal accountability plan, including:

  • Changes to the methods for identifying schools for Targeted Support and Improvement and Additional Targeted Support.
  • Alignment of the career readiness measure to the federal Career and Technical Education law, Perkins V.
  • Updates to the process for identifying students as English Learners.
  • Changes to the use of state set-aside funds for 21st Century Community Learning Centers through a new needs assessment.

The proposed amendment can be viewed online at https://tinyurl.com/wdeamendment in a strike and underline format. Public comment can be submitted through an online form at https://tinyurl.com/wdeessacomment or during public hearings at noon and 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Anyone wishing to participate can register online at https://tinyurl.com/accountability12-9-21noon for the noon session and at https://tinyurl.com/accountability12-9-214pm for the 4 p.m. session.

Comments can be mailed to: Wyoming Department of Education, Attn: Linda Finnerty, 122 W. 25th St., Suite E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

All states are required to submit plans for implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Wyoming’s plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Education in 2018. Wyoming was granted waivers from federal accountability requirements for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on federal accountability is available on the WDE website at https://edu.wyoming.gov/for-district-leadership/accountability/federal-school-accountability/.

Recommended for you

comments powered by Disqus