Superintendent Hill: Provisions are Perplexing

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Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (Courtesy Photo)
Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (Courtesy Photo)

Despite the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that Senate File 104, the law enacted last year, essentially stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of many of her duties, is unconstitutional, Hill has yet to return to her job as head of the education department.

Hill recently declined to return to work due to a filing by the Wyoming Attorney General's Office which calls for five pieces, or provisions of the “Hill bill” to remain in effect if she did return to the education department. One of those provisions gives the governor the power to appoint one-half of the members of the Professional Teaching Standards Board.

During an interview on News Talk 9-30 KROE'S Public Pulse program, Superintendent Hill said that those appointments have been made by the superintendent since the territorial legislative session of 1871.

Hill added that she feels the request to sever the law is a delay tactic by the state, further prolonging her return to the Department of Education.

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