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

Gov. Mead signs superintendent bill into law


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

        AP-WF-01-29-13 2335GMT

Powered by WorldNow

518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605.342.2000
Fax: 605.342.7305

Couldn't find what you were looking for?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - WorldNow and KOTA. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.