Statewide science education standards move to another public comment round

On Friday, May 20 the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to move forward into the public comment period to promulgate rules for Wyoming’s new science standards , according to chairman Pete Gosar. All input from the initial public input period was reviewed at the State Board meeting in Laramie last week. The following tentative timeline for next steps was presented by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) to the board at the meeting: -The science standards rules packet will be delivered to Governor Mead by June 1, and the Governor’s ten-day review period will follow. -Once this is complete, the WDE will open the next public comment period starting no later than June 20. -Wyoming citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed standards for a minimum of 45 days on the WDE website. After this period, the WDE will gather all public comments and present them to the State Board of Education in September. “We are grateful to the science standards taskforce and the Wyoming Department of Education for their dedication throughout this process,” said Gosar. “The board requested a thorough public input process, and the department’s standards’ team delivered. They’ve also begun drafting professional development plans and a transition framework for districts – an essential element to ensuring a successful rollout of the final standards.” The State Board of Education is responsible for approving Wyoming’s standards, the Department of Education rolls them out to districts and districts create local curricula that meet the rigor of the new standards. *Feature Photo: h/t Laurie Davis/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #buckrail #reboot #county10 #springcity #dally #county17 #oilcity #news