CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education. Hill said she intends to forego an administrative assistant and a public information officer because of a report last week that the education department's Information Management Division is struggling with staffing and other issues.
The spokesman for Gov. Matt Mead says that Hill was in the governor's office just last Thursday asking for an $113,000 increase in her budget. Renny MacKay says at that time Hill did not express any concern about the Education Department staffing. MacKay says the governor's office is unsure where Hill is headed with budgeting. Hill later denied that she had asked Mead for increased funds last week.