Education Board Prefers Appointed Superintendent

By Associated Press – 5 Sept ’14

All but one member of the Wyoming Board of Education support making the office of superintendent of public instruction an appointed position rather than an elected one.

But the board was divided on whether that appointment should be made by them or the governor.

The comments came Thursday during the board’s regular meeting in Casper as the group answered questions from a statewide survey on education governance.

Lawmakers had commissioned the survey on a possible restructuring of the way Wyoming governs its public schools following a botched attempt to rearrange administration last year.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that four board members supported appointment by the board of the state schools chief and four others supported having the governor choose the superintendent from three finalists selected by the board.