Wyoming Board of Education seeks input on new standards

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) has requested public input on the proposed 2018 Wyoming Math Standards, Science Extended Standards, and additions to the 2014 Social Studies Standards.

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will collect the public input through an online survey and regional meetings.

The changes in each content area were recommended by review committees comprised of educators, content area specialists, and citizens. The proposed standards are available for review on the WDE website.

Input can be given through an online survey, which is available now through April 8, 2018, or at five regional meetings with varying times for each content area. At each meeting, WDE staff will give a presentation on the proposed standards revisions, be available to answer questions, and collect public input.

Meetings are held in Cheyenne on March 21, at LCSD1 office (2811 House Ave.) from 4-8pm; in Buffalo at Cloud Peak Elementary, times TBD; in Thermopolis at the Middle School from 4-8pm; in Lander at the school district office from 4-8pm; and in Green River at the Central Administration office from 4-8pm.

In addition, a public input meeting focused on the Social Studies Standards will take place on March 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the St. Stephens High School gymnasium, 128 Mission Road, St. Stephens, WY.

Comments collected through the online survey and regional meetings will be shared with the SBE at their meeting in April. If the SBE moves to adopt the revised standards, an additional public comment period will follow before any new standards will be adopted.