We previously reported that Wyoming Education Department Interim Director Jim Rose sent a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Education Committee last week, citing problems in the department's ability to supply legislators with the proper data.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cindy Hill, responded Monday by saying the dissolution of the data management team was the cause of the lack of usable figures. Along with Hill's duties, the responsibilities of the information management team were transferred over to separate entities.
The Gillette News Record reports that Rose has suggested that the data, which has been presented to legislators during the general session for many years and was not this year, can be corrected but that a delay can be expected.
In his letter to the Joint Education Committee, Rose blamed employee turnover over the past two years and a lack of consistent standards when it comes to staffing management for the issue.