Education Board Allows Vote To Balow

AP 8-24,2016

Wyoming’s Board of Education will now allow the state schools chief to retain a vote, ending a debate that began during the tenure of former Superintendent Cindy Hill.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports ( ) that the vote, which was not listed on Thursday’s agenda, grants voting rights to all ex-officio board members, or in this case Hill’s successor Jillian Balow, and Wyoming Community College Commission Director Jim Rose.

Two years ago the board voted to remove the superintendent’s voting rights. At the same time the Wyoming Legislature stripped Hill of many of her responsibilities. Hill has dismissed the Legislature’s rebuke over misconduct as a “smear campaign.”