District Judge Thomas Campbell of Cheyenne issued a formal order Friday that affirmed that the bulk of a state law that stripped most of the duties from the state superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional. Campbell's order falls in line with the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision earlier this year that the law was unconstitutional.
Superintendent Hill held a news conference late Friday, where she stated that she would return to the Wyoming Department of Education Monday despite the court upholding five provisions of the law that were not deemed unconstitutional. Her statement and comments from the news conference have been attached with this story online at sheridanmedia.com.
Earlier this week both Superintendent Hill and Governor Matt Mead appeared on News Talk 9-30 KROE'S Public Pulse program. Here's a brief sample of what Hill had to say.
As far as the Governor's response when asked if he'd had any second thoughts about Senate File 104, known as the “Hill bill”.
During her news conference Friday, Hill stated that her staff has been busy preparing and working with the Education Department and the Governor's office to ensure a smooth and timely transition, and that they plan to meet Monday morning and get back to work.