Gov. Mead signs superintendent bill into law - KOTA Territory News

Gov. Mead signs superintendent bill into law

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By Bob Moen, Associated Press

       CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law the most drastic changes to the duties and powers of a statewide elected official in decades.
        The new law replaces the superintendent of public instruction as head of the state Department of Education with a director appointed by the governor.
       Immediately after the signing, Superintendent Cindy Hill served the governor with a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality.
       The law culminates a testy battle between the Legislature and Hill over her administration of the Education Department.
       Mead appointed Jim Rose as interim director to take over supervision of the department and execute the transition until a permanent director is appointed. Rose is executive director of the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
 

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