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Wyoming Department of Education

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Wyoming Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Cindy Hill
FY 2014 Budget:$260.3 million[1]
Year founded:1917
Website:Department Home Page
The Wyoming Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Wyoming. The department was created in 1917 and managed 348 schools and 90,993 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2][3]



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See also
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction
List of school districts in Wyoming
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The mission statement of the Wyoming Department of Education reads:[4]
The Wyoming Department of Education's mission is to lead, model and support continuous improvement of education for everyone in Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Education is a service organization dedicated to the people of the state. The department believes that continuous improvement of education is at the heart of strong communities, economy and an improved quality of life. The department is committed to ensuring that all learners have appropriate opportunities to master an ambitious core of knowledge and skills.[5]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Cindy Hill.[6]

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of 11 members appointed to six-year terms and the state superintendent of public instruction. Each member is appointed by the Governor with approval of the Wyoming State Senate. Board membership includes one certified teacher, one school administrator, two representatives of the business community and seven lay members. State law requires the board to maintain partisan balance by preventing more than six members of a single party from serving at the same time. The board is responsible for developing school improvement plans, annual student testing and teacher evaluations.[7]

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