Budget Panel Grills State Schools Superintendent

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Budget Panel Grills State Schools Superintendent

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department continues to draw scrutiny from members of a legislative budget panel. Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Interim Committee questioned Hill about how her agency is juggling positions and spending money.

Since being elected superintendent two years ago, Hill has been at odds with some legislators over a teacher mentoring program she began and funded without legislative approval. In addition, there have been questions about how she has attempted to change about two dozen jobs within the department.

During four hours of testimony Friday, Hill says the department isn't doing anything different than in the past on repositioning jobs. And Hill says any new initiatives by her agency are focused on helping school districts implement new education standards.

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