Wyoming is one of many states that have sought a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, an act that was re-written this week by the House Education and Workforce Committee. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.
While it may sound simple enough for the state of Wyoming to sign a waiver to exempt itself from the No Child Left Behind Act, state superintendent of public Instruction, Cindy Hill, begs to differ. She says the waiver process itself comes with its own federal requirements and questions whether it's something the state should even be doing.
Hill says after Senate File 104 was signed by Governor Matt Mead - the bill that rescinded her duties and responsibilities with the Wyoming Department of Education and would replace her official role with a governor-appointed director - Mead traveled to Washington D.C. to make arrangements to apply for a waiver.
Since the fall of 2011 through the spring deadline for waiver requests to be submitted, 47 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Bureau of Indian Education have requested some form of flexibility from No Child Left Behind so that other reforms can be implemented.